Irresponsible! Index: The Biggest Loser Season 15 Episode 13

The Biggest Loser (Photo: NBC)
The Biggest Loser (Photo: NBC)

Makeover week on The Biggest Loser brings big haircuts and a big, scary red line. Double elimination time!

As a personal trainer and avid reality television fan, I find The Biggest Loser to be one of the most compelling and frustrating shows on television. Every week I rank the most appalling situations, quotes, and people on a scale from mildly irresponsible to downright dangerous.

Mildly Irresponsible

Tim Gunn, your tie is askew. I am shocked and dismayed.

Chelsea is unrecognizable without bright blue eyeshadow. She looks about 10 years younger without it, too.

Moderately Irresponsible

How did we get this far into the season and have no idea that Bobby is an attorney?

Marie said “I have what I call ‘bat wings.’” Everyone calls them that. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to eat what I call “tacos.”

Severely Irresponsible

PETA would have a field day protesting Jay’s rodeo update. That poor roped steer.

No way in hell should Ken Paves allow anyone to cut their own bangs.

Criminally Irresponsible

Marie’s tantrum about getting a haircut is absurd. First of all, you are being styled by a world-famous professional. Second, your hair is already shoulder-length, so “short hair” is already pretty much your thing. Third, you complain too damn much in general. And fourth, you do not have an awesome head of hair. Let’s be honest, girl. It is flat and your highlights are sad. Let go of this terrible hair.

It is criminal that David didn’t shave that awful beard earlier. What a looker!

Weigh-in Results

ContestantStartFINALPercentageTOTAL LOST
TOTAL4868293939.631929
Rachel26010559.62155
David40918754.28222
Bobby35817052.51188
Tumi31914454.86175
Marie24913844.58111
Craig38522342.08162
Chelsea24114639.4295
Jennifer26616239.10104
Jay29718338.38114
Matt35622337.36133
Fernanda25016334.8087
Tanya26217533.2187
Holley35125527.3596
Ruben46234325.76119
Hap40332220.1081

Tanya (no!) and Marie (yes!) are sent home, leaving us with a fairly likeable final 5 for the first season in years.

Next week: the first (or fourth, or whatever) Biggest Loser Triathlon! I predict a strong Rachel victory. Also, for the first time in a while, America will not be voting on any finalists!

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