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Why Tina Elliott Gave up on Biggest Loser in her Elimination Interview

Roughly 250,000 people apply for one of the few coveted positions on Biggest Loser each season. Once you’ve earned that spot, no one gives it up without a fight. Except for Tina Elliott, who surprised her fellow contestants, trainers and fans watching at home as she declared a tearful desire to leave the ranch, stating that she was going to ask to leave. This came the day after Tina fell below the yellow line with Allie Ishcomer, who became the first elimination of the season. Agasp, her fellow contestants couldn’t understand why she’d allowed Allie to go home when she didn’t want to be there.

Her defense was that she felt she was just as capable of losing the weight at home as she would be on the ranch. We asked Tina in her elimination interview what had changed in three weeks to where she could do it at home now, but she hadn’t been able to when she applied. She tells us she learned a lot in that brief time, and having lost more than 58 pounds so far at home on her own, she must have known what she was talking about.

Listen now as Tina talks about what she learned, and the three most important things she is now implementing in her life at home.

“Everyone knows the opportunity is awesome,” said Tina. “I don’t think I was prepared for the emotional part of it. I missed my family tremendously,” she continues about her desire to leave Biggest Loser.

When she fell below the yellow line, she expected her elimination and was not surprised when the votes ousted her.
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Meet the Biggest Loser 10 Contestants

We’re just a few short weeks away from there premiere of Biggest Loser, beginning its 10th season September 21, 2010 on NBC. Already casting for season 11, it’s proof that this show is in the right place and right time as more and more Americans work to overcome the obesity epidemic that is plaguing young, old and everyone in between.

Each season the inspirational show, hosted once again by Alison Sweeney, takes overweight men and women and isolates them at the infamous Biggest Loser Ranch, located outside of Los Angeles, California. For several months (varying each season) contestants work side-by-side with esteemed trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper to lose weight, re-learn how to eat, and overcome the personal, emotional issues that have precluded them from living a healthy life before now.

While the Couples or Families versions of the show have become quite popular, pitting teams of two family members or friends against one another, season 10 goes back to the show’s roots with individuals competing against individuals.

For season 10, Biggest Loser is introducing the “pay it forward” theme – working to help these competing individuals as well as the communities from which they call home. The premiere episode shows trainers Bob and Jillian in seven hometowns for city-wide workouts. Amongst the crowd are three people vying for spots on the show, the two who finish the challenges first will become contestants.

Without further adieu, meet the 21-person line-up for season 10. Click in to each to see their complete bios.
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Tina Elliott: Biggest Loser 10 Contestant

Eliminated Week 3 – Hear the Interview

Keep up with Tina Elliott’s journey during Biggest Loser season ten. will update each contestant’s weight loss, as well as accomplishments, videos, and more following weekly episodes.

Learn more about Tina now!

Age 58

Hometown Boring, OR

Occupation Retired

Starting Weight 263

Final Weight 191

Total Loss -72 / 27.38 %

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