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Patrick House Drops 181 Pounds, Wins NBC's 'Biggest Loser' Season 10 (VIDEO)

12/15/2010 03:26 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Patrick House has downsized to a studio apartment -- that is to say, he won the tenth season of NBC's 'The Biggest Loser.'

The former college football player dropped an astounding 181 pounds, to slim down from 400 pounds to 219. At 6'2, he looks fit, trim, healthy and happy -- and it's not just because of his new body. The $250,000 prize money comes at a crucial time.

"I lost my job in January, so a lot of the money is going to pay back my family and friends that I borrowed from just to live this year," he told Us Weekly. "I'm going to get my family back on our feet and start my new life."

A father of two from Mississippi, he'll now run South Carolina's Mind Stream Academy, helping overweight teens trim down and learn.

Coming in second was Alfrado "Frado" Dinten, who lost 162 pounds; in third was Ada Wong and her 99 pound weight loss and Elizabeth Ruiz finished fourth.

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