When Biggest Loser season seven began, Nicole Brewer and her fiancee Damien Gurganious walked on to the campus with the expectation that they’d be there for several weeks, training to lose weight. In week one, Nicole weighed in at 269 pounds, and she made it clear that losing weight to regain her health was her top priority. The game of Biggest Loser had other things in mind, and sent Nicole home at the end of the first week. If Damien remained on campus through week five, she could return. But he didn’t. Nicole remained at home in Brooklyn wear she set out to lose the weight she’d hoped to lose in California.
She earned a spot back on the Biggest Loser ranch in week 13, by losing 87 pounds on her own. Fellow contestants and fans alike were astonished. The weight loss pushed right into second place in the house, and made her an instant competitor. Unfortunately, a week at the ranch caused Nicole to gain five pounds, and she was eliminated once again from the game. The contestants often remind viewers that they can and should lose the weight at home, that earning a spot on the popular reality program is a slim-to-none chance. Fans rallied around Nicole and begged for her secrets, which she shared with People Magazine. (more…)
The elimination for Biggest Loser week three appeared to be in the bag – Damien Gurganious would move on to week four and hopefully bring fiancee Nicole back into the game. However, his competitors thought differently, and voted out Damien instead of Joelle. He says he thinks the decision was made because he was much bigger competition than Joelle. He’s OK with it though, because he’s doing better at home. Damien explained that being in your own environment with access to the confidants and friends who inspire him is much better than being at the ranch. Plus, he has Nicole.
Hear what Damien has to say about working out with Jillian, and life at home with Nicole.
Keep up with Damien’s journey on Biggest Loser: Couples all season long. Damien joins partner and fiancee Nicole during the show’s seventh season.
Eliminated Week 3 – Catch the Interview
Hometown Brooklyn, NY
Occupation Industrial Designer
Teammate Nicole Brewer, fiancee
Team Color Red
Trainer Bob Harper
Starting Weight 381
Final Weight 245
Total Loss -136 (more…)