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'The Biggest Loser': Makeovers + First Lady Michelle Obama

April 4, 2012 |  3:58 pm

Chris gets a makeoverWe're used to seeing "The Biggest Loser" contestants roll back the pounds. This week, they rolled back the years.

Several of the six finalists earned makeovers that made them look younger, none more so than Chris, shown at right.

With her gray bob and round middle, Chris used to play the part of Mrs. Claus each holiday season. But Mrs. Claus is going to need a wig and a pillow if she wants to pull off that gray, dowdy look this Christmas.

The makeovers were courtesy of celebrity stylist Ken Paves and fashionista Jeannie Mai, but the stakes were higher than ever. These were not just any makeovers. These were White House-worthy makeovers, as that's exactly where the contestants ended up for their big reveal.

"I've always said I love my job, but today I love it a little bit more," said trainer Bob Harper.

He and co-trainer Quince Dolvett joined the six finalists at the White House at the invitation of First Lady Michelle Obama, who made a leggy appearance in the final seconds of this week's episode, the first of a two-parter. (Is it me, or did she look buffer than usual in the tiny glimpse we had of her? Guess I'd be working out too if I had a double date to work out with Bob and Quince, which is coming next week.)

All the contestants looked stunning. But now-a-size-6 Kim was arguably the knockout of the bunch in that painted-on black sheath. Family members who were ushered in for the occasion ooh'd, ahh'd and shed tears over the finalists.

I don't care how many seasons they do this, I will always reach for the Kleenex. Especially poignant, of course, were the parents seeing kids again for the first time in a long time. Mark and Kim looked like they needed help staying upright.

So did Conda. Brother and sister Conda and Jeremy, who are the youngsters among the six finalists, certainly didn't look younger after their makeovers. But Jeremy looked handsome, which will help him on his near-constant prowl to connect with the ladies. Conda, though, was breathtaking. That hair color. That hair cut. Pure perfection. While it kills me to say anything nice about Conda, there's just no denying how beautiful she looks!

Are you looking forward to Part 2 next week? And, as we get down to the waning weeks of this season, anyone care to guess who will be the last three standing? Or the winner, for that matter?

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