'The Biggest Loser': Meet your final four
The great Suze Orman was wrong.
Or was she?
The financial wizard predicted that Sunshine would edge out Koli and win the $250,000 grand prize
waiting at the end of this journey. But Koli moved on to the Final Four on Tuesday night along with the Pink Ninja (Ashley), Daris and Michael. And Sunshine was sent packing. (In Suze's defense, she first picked Koli to win until she learned he was not aggressively counting calories as Bob and Jillian had requested. Of course, Koli started the calorie counting ASAP).
The twist this week was that there was no yellow line -- just one single red line. There would be no vote. Whoever fell below the line would be on their way. But before we got to that, there was a meltdown, a visit from ghosts of "Biggest Losers" past, and a series of looks back to see just how far the contestants had come.
All were remarkable: The players are barely recognizable as the same men and women who showed up on the ranch just 17 weeks ago. "Don't come back to this," "Fat Ashley" told "Skinny Ashley."
Eric, the Season 3 winner who gained back all the weight he had lost, and Helen, the Season 7 winner, returned to the ranch to help counsel the contestants on the challenges that lie ahead. Daris, for one, said he feared going back home and trying to date -- something he has never done -- without falling into old habits that would cause the weight to pile back on. Helen also confessed to fears: She said that after she went home, she would stay awake at night fretting about whether she was working out enough or eating too much or was in danger of gaining it all back.
Michael, meanwhile, has his own set of problems: "Everyone else is so close [to goal weight]. ... I still have over 100 pounds to lose." Bob gave him an attitude adjustment and it seemed to do the trick.
At the weigh-in, Michael lost 12 pounds -- and set a record for losing a total of more than 200 pounds during his 17 weeks at the ranch. Koli and Daris also lost enough weight to earn spots in the weigh-in. And so it came down to Sunshine and Ashley -- who set her own record for the most weight lost by a woman while at the ranch. Sunshine needed to lose more than five pounds to land that fourth spot -- but she only lost two.
But we don't have to worry about Sunshine: She's having healthy family cookouts, throwing out the first pitch at a Minnesota Twins games and is apparently going to gun for the $100,000 at-home prize. Can't wait to see you at the finale, Sunshine!
So who's your pick for winning this? And can you wait until next week? Does someone really gain two pounds?
-- Rene Lynch
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