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Patrick House wins The Biggest Loser

Patrick House was crowned champion of The Biggest Loser for losing 181 pounds while on the show. What does he plan to do with the $250,000 prize? Read on!

We got some much-needed inspiration for our New Year's resolutions from last night's Biggest Loser finale. Patrick House from Vicksburg, Miss. was named The Biggest Loser winner after six months on The Biggest Loser ranch.

Patrick House wins The Biggest Loser

House gained the majority of his weight while in college at Delta State University -- he played football as an Offensive Lineman and ate huge amounts of food daily to keep his weight up. He kept up those eating habits even after an injury sidelined him from football.

The Biggest Loser winner: 181 lbs of weight gone!

House lost a staggering 181 lbs off his 400 lb. frame, making him The Biggest Loser winner and the recipient of the $250,000 grand prize. House initially wanted to lose weight to keep up with his son, Colton and Caden.

What is he planning to do with his money now that he won?Patrick House wins The Biggest Loser

"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," House told US Weekly after The Biggest Loser finale. "I'm going to get my family back on our feet and start my new life."

He's also tackling a new job -- he just accepted a position at South Carolina's Mind Stream Academy helping overweight teens.

"What better way to pay it forward than fighting childhood obesity?"

His dramatic weight loss also inspired his wife, Bradley. She lost a total of 50 lbs. along with her husband.

"She was a size 14 and she's a size 4 now," he told US Weekly.

The new season of The Biggest Loser is set to launch in January.

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