'Biggest Loser' champ who lost 112 pounds opens up about regaining most of the weight


In 2008, Ali Vincent became the first woman to winThe Biggest Loser after losing a staggering 112 pounds — but she's since regained most of the weight.

In a tearful interview, the 41-year-old Arizona native opened up about why the pounds returned.

Read: Why Some 'Biggest Loser' Contestants Pile On the Pounds After the Show's Over

"The Biggest Loser gave me the opportunity to believe in myself and I don't know if I ever really did," she admitted to Pastor T.D. Jakes' talk show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, which aired Monday.

"Everybody wanted me to and I wanted to for them, and I had the results to prove it," she continued. "But do I really deserve to have everything that I dream of? Do I deserve to have this happiness?"

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THE BIGGEST LOSER -- Season 5 -- Pictured: Ali Vincent (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- Season 5 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ali Vincent, Bette-Sue Birkland (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- Season 5 -- Pictured: (back row l-r) Trent Patterson, Roger Shultz, Dan Evans, Jackie Evans, Mark Kruger, Jay Kruger, Mallory Bray, Curtis Bray, Lynn Westphal (Front Row l-r) Jenn Widder, Margaret King, Brittany Aberle, Bernie Salazar, Amanda Harmer, Neill Harmer, Ali Vincent, Bette-Sue Birkland, Jennifer Westphal, Paul Marks, Kelly Fields (Photo by Mitchell Haaseth/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- 'Season 5 Live Finale' Episode 516 -- Pictured: Season 5 Winner Ali Vincent -- (Photo by: Dave Bjerke/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- 'Season 5 Live Finale' Episode 516 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alison Sweeney, Jillian Michaels, Season 5 Winner Ali Vincent, Bob Harper -- (Photo by: Dave Bjerke/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- Episode 13 -- Aired 03/25/2008 -- Pictured: Ali Vincent (Photo by Dave Bjerke/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- Season 5 -- Pictured: Ali Vincent -- Photo by: Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- Episode 15 -- Aired 04/08/2008 -- Pictured: Ali Vincent -- Photo by: Trae Patton/NBCU Photobank
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- 'Season 5 Live Finale' Episode 16 -- Aired 04/15/2008 -- Pictured: Winner Ali Vincent -- Photo by: Dave Bjerke/NBCU Photo Bank
Bailey Hanks, winner of MTV's 'Legaly Blonde:The Search for The New Elle Woods', and Ali Vincent, winner of NBC's 'The Biggest Loser:Season 5' pose backstage at 'Legally Blonde' on Broadway at the Palace Theatre on August 2, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- 'Live Finale' Episode 613 -- Pictured: (l-r) Michelle Aguilar, winner, Ali Vincent, Season 5 winner -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 14: Ali Vincent attends the Hallmark Celbri-Tree holiday open house benefiting 'Feeding America' on November 14, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- Episode 918 -- Pictured: Season 5 Winner Ali Vincent -- (Photo by: Dave Bjerke/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - APRIL 11: Actors Geoff Stults, Rick Fox, Eliza Dushku and NBC The Biggest Loser winner Ali Vincent attend the third Annual Nautica South Beach Triathlon on April 11, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/FilmMagic)
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- 'Where Are They Now?' -- Pictured: (l-r) Michael Ventrella, Danny Cahill, Helen Phillips, Ali Vincent -- (Photo by: Bret Hartman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Ali Vincent competes in the 2011 Nautica Malibu Triathlon Sponsored by Herbalife on September 18, 2011 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- 'The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?' -- Pictured: (l-r) Hannah Curlee, Olivia Ward, Tara Costa, Ali Vincent, Abby Rike, Jesse Atkins, Danny Cahill, O'Neal Hampton-- Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- 'Where Are They Now?' -- Pictured: (l-r) Ali Vincent, Bill Germanakos -- (Photo by: Bret Hartman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Ali Vincent attends the Nautica Malibu Triathlon at Zuma Beach on September 18, 2011 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 08: TV personality Ali Vincent attends the 'Live Big With Ali Vincent' season 3 launch party held at Sofitel Hotel on July 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 08: TV personality Ali Vincent attends the 'Live Big With Ali Vincent' season 3 launch party held at Sofitel Hotel on July 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 16: Ali Vincent attends the 5th Annual Taste Awards at the Egyptian Theatre on January 16, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
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Vincent, who said she weighs more than 200 pounds, revealed earlier this year that she'd struggled to keep off the weight after she was sexually assaulted during a massage last year.

She told Pastor Jakes that her emotional struggles continue to hold her back. She said she felt like she is punishing herself but doesn't know why.

"I know that there's stuff that I have to deal with, and I know that it goes back way far, but then I also know that I'm 41 years old. When am I going to do my own stuff? When can I just let it go?"

Read: 'Biggest Loser' Contestant Claims She Was Told to Gain Weight So She Would Be Eliminated

Jakes told her: "You cannot allow what happened to you to control what is possible for you."

Vincent's interview comes months after she admitted on Facebook that she had joined Weight Watchers in a bid to shed pounds once again.

"I swore I would never be there again, be here again," she wrote in April. "I couldn't imagine a day again that I would weigh over 200 pounds. I feel ashamed. I feel embarrassed. I feel overwhelmed. I feel like a failure."

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