It’s finally Makeover Week on the Biggest Loser ranch! This is the week that every Biggest Loser contestant wants to make it to. Alison surprises the six remaining contestants with a $1,000 gift card to go shopping wherever they choose to pick out new clothes that can compliment their new bodies. Each contestant goes into a store and tries on clothes they never thought they could fit into, but are now for the first time realizing that all of the hard work was worth it.
Alison then gives the contestants and their families one more surprise. She brings in a Grammy award-winning guest who has sold over 20 million records, and has scored many acting spots – Ashanti. She comes out and performs her single “Shine” to the contestants, reminding them not to care what others think of them, and to embrace in the moment and “shine.”
The contestants face a challenge where each must climb a Jacobs Ladder for as long as possible, 10 feet above a pool. The winner will receive a one pound advantage, and the loser will receive a one pound disadvantage. Koli Palu wins after an amazing two and a half hours, and unfortunately for pink team member Ashley Johnston, she falls after only three and a half minutes, gaining the one pound disadvantage.
The weigh-in pulls in high numbers for some of the contestants. But for some, the weight loss is just not enough to stay above the yellow line. Sam Poueu and Michael Ventrella fall below. With Sam having already reached his goal weight, he is eliminated from the game with two votes.
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May 5th, 2010