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Alex Drops Almost Half His Mass on 'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 7th 2011 3:57AM
Alex, 'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition'The second installment of 'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition' (Mon., 10PM ET on ABC) got a little more invested in Alex's journey from a 459-lb 23-year old to a much slimmer and healthier self than we saw in last week's premiere.

We're not sure, though, why trainer Chris Powell let him flounder so much during his first three months of going it alone.

It seemed a vulnerable time for the trainer to check out completely for such a long span of time. If you've got someone who's life choices have led to this massive weight gain, how can they be left to their own devices after only three months?

Of course, we're not world-class trainers, and the results speak for himself so maybe Alex needed to see himself failing to learn how to succeed. It was an incredibly dramatic reveal, and seeing that he'd lost 216 lbs in a year was inspiration for anyone wondering how to do it.

"216 lbs in a year. Who does that?" Alex asked the crowd of supporters. "I do that."

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Photoshop was not the best, you can tell that the torso does not belong to that head...

June 07 2011 at 1:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

its not like they just showed the photo and his end result. in the beginning you SEE how big he is. he was very big, almost 500 pounds. he is also very very tall, which is why he seems thinner than 240 pounds

June 07 2011 at 1:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Photoshop! I thought so too. On the before picture the head and neck seem to belong on a smaller body and are a shade or two different color from the body. To be that heavy and have no double chin or chubby cheeks? Who are they kidding?

June 07 2011 at 12:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Worst... Photoshop... job... evah. BOOOOO HHHIIISSSSSSS

June 07 2011 at 11:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jon Paul

Why does he look smaller than 243 lbs?

June 07 2011 at 10:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


June 07 2011 at 9:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I agree with Queen,,,,look at that before photo, what is up with it? That is no doubt an altered photo, the head and neck look disfigured and look like they don't belong on the body. And they expect us to believe that before picture? I am swearing off these stupid reality shows, I am so tired of all of them...

June 07 2011 at 8:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Laura's comment

It's the first thing I noticed. Good lord, if they're going to photo-shop an image, couldn't they do a better job than that!?!?! Immediately the entire story becomes questionable, and speaking of questions, the big one becomes, "Why?'" Two hundred sixteen pounds in a year translates to a little over 4.5 pounds per week. which is possible, I guess, so why the deception? But isn't television, and everything that goes with it, all about deception? .....

June 07 2011 at 10:51 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Queen Trish

When I looked at the original photo, I see that it has been altered. His neck does not fit on that body. Wonder why?

June 07 2011 at 8:00 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Wow you are right. I looked at the before photo and the neck doesnt match the body. Shouldnt it be a little thicker. It was definitely altered.

June 07 2011 at 9:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

unfortunatly he will gain most if not all of it back.
i am not being a pesimist ,but heck him out in a year or so. as soon as he starts eating regular and even at 1500 calories a day,working out 8 or more hrs a day is not likely for most of us who go to school or have jobs and families.that WAS his job,but soon he will have to support himself.

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