The Biggest Loser’s Season 5 winner, Ali Vincent dropped by the gym on tonight’s show to tell the contestants that Alison Sweeney had to step out for a minute… to have her baby that is! As Alison welcomed her bundle of joy, the contestants welcomed a few of their former competitors, eliminated contestants David, Estella and Nicole.
One of the eliminated contestants will have the chance to win their way back on the ranch with a weigh-in. The person with the highest percentage of weight loss will return to the ranch and receive immunity for the next weigh-in. The players step on the scale and we see Estella lose 45 pounds since the start of her journey, David is down 46 pounds and Nicole knocks it out of the park and wins a spot on the ranch with an astounding 87 pounds lost at home, putting her in second place behind Tara.
The challenge was hosted by the winner of Biggest Loser Season 6, Michelle Aguilar. Michelle let the contestants know it was all about finding balance, because if you didn’t find balance, you were going down. For this challenge, going down meant falling off the platform each player was balancing on above a pool. One by one, the ropes that held the platform stable were cut. As everyone held their rope with one arm, it was the player who was the last one standing that would win a one pound advantage at this week’s weigh-in. It came down to Sione and Kristin, going head-to-head in a game of concentration and balance. Sione held on long enough to win and watch Kristin splash into the pool below.
Ali Sweeney made it back in time for this week’s weigh-in. The contestants weighed in and the numbers were shocking. Ron with a gain of 3 pounds and Nicole with a gain of 5 pounds were below the yellow line and up for elimination. On the Biggest Loser ranch, you have immunity as long as you don’t gain. Unfortunately for Nicole, she had gained and lost her prize of immunity. Nicole was seen as a huge threat, seeing that she was ranked second in the game, and her rivals sent her back to New York.
At home, Nicole met up with friends at the bridal shop where she original picked out her wedding dress in a size 24. Nicole is now able to fit into a size 12 wedding dress and feels like a princess standing in her gown. She’s been able to inspire her friends to make healthy choices and is working hard towards her goal of being in a size 8 for her wedding. With the support of her fiance Damien, Nicole is living her life for the first time. The smile on her face speaks volumes.
April 1st, 2009