The finale of The Biggest Loser means a new champion dehydrator is crowned. I hope they have an IV bag waiting backstage.
As with every Biggest Loser finale, I find myself equal parts impressed and disgusted. It seemed that more people lost over 30% of their total weight, which is great. I draw the line at dang near 60%, though. Yikes.
The tricks they use to make these people look even thinner (shapewear, spray tans, dehydration) should be disclosed in a ticker at the bottom of the screen.
Hap didn’t do a damn thing, and it shows. I still hate that guy.
The stupid introduction of the obviously-fake scale takes up way too much time every single season. It also makes it clear that the focus of this show is on pounds, not on health.
Holley’s makeup and hair are truly breathtaking tonight, in a bad way. I will not elaborate further because she could easily kick my ass.
Why did they let former contestant Pete take his shirt off in the intro? Dear lord. I mean, he lost weight and all, but that does not mean he looks good with a shirt off.
Bob, Jillian and Dolvett talk to people in the audience who lost weight on their own, and Ali Sweeney still manages to give the trainers all the credit for it.
Usually the finale means we don’t need to see people vomiting anymore. But no, they had to show a “highlight” reel featuring puke a’plenty. Screw you, show.
Tumi, it ought to be illegal to look that good. Damn, girl.
Contestant Start FINAL Percentage TOTAL LOST
Rachel 260 105 59.62 155
David 409 187 54.28 222
Bobby 358 170 52.51 188
Tumi 319 144 54.86 175
Marie 249 138 44.58 111
Craig 385 223 42.08 162
Chelsea 241 146 39.42 95
Jennifer 266 162 39.10 104
Jay 297 183 38.38 114
Matt 356 223 37.36 133
Fernanda 250 163 34.80 87
Tanya 262 175 33.21 87
Holley 351 255 27.35 96
Ruben 462 343 25.76 119
Hap 403 322 20.10 81
TOTAL 4868 2939 39.63 1929
Tumi loses 175 pounds and wins the at-home prize. All three finalists look ridiculously thin, but it definitely came down to Bobby and Rachel. For perhaps the first time in the history of the show, a contestant ends up being underweight for BMI (and frankly looking really gross, sorry girl) and Rachel wins the $250K. Now please, I beg you, gain back at least 10 pounds, for the sake of your health.