Fans are wondering why this woman is on TBL

 

It’s the show that famously sees everyday people lose incredible amounts of weight, and we’re used to seeing The Biggest Loser contestants tip the scales at hundreds of kilos.

This season is a little different though, with the focus being on transforming people’s lives with realistic weight loss goals – but it looks like fans aren’t sold on the idea.

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It’s seen viewers questioning whether one contestant, Nikki, should even be on the show.

The mum from Queensland admits she wears leggings and long-sleeved tops to the beach because she's so self-conscious. Photo: Channel 10

In the first episode, the 25-year-old mum reveals how her body insecurities have impacted her relationship with her beach-loving partner, Kyle.

“I have never been on the beach in the bikini in my life. I hate my body, I hate the way I look,” Nikki explained through tears.

Nikki breaks down as she reveals her partner has never seen her naked. Photo: Channel 10

“I just hate my body and I hate the way I look. I’ve been with my partner for three years and he still hasn’t seen me naked.

“My insecurities make him feel like I don’t love him.”

Fans have questioned Nikki's weight and whether she should be on the show. Photo: Channel 10

With Nikki’s starting weight revealed as 78.1kg – seven kilos over the average Aussie female weight of 71.1kg - fans were quick to comment on Nikki’s journey and whether she should have been selected for the show.

“Bit more realistic weight loss routine with the contestants hopefully being able to keep it off... although a 78kg lady??? What about all the really overweight people who need help?” commented one on The Biggest Loser Facebook page.

The mum is determined to get into a bikini. Photo: https://tenplay.com.au

“78.1kg??????? That's my goal weight!” added another. “I'm 20kg heavier than the first contestant!!!! LAME!”

Despite this, other viewers have leapt to Nikki’s defence.

“I can really relate with your story,” wrote one. “You got this girl!”

“You are a fantastic motivator for your team. Go girl! You are already beautiful inside and out even if you can't see it yet,” wrote another.

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