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Bonnie Griffen's Biggest Loser Elimination Interview
Bonnie Griffen is ready to see the world after her Biggest Loser journey.
"I fooled them," Bonnie Griffen said after her elimination from Biggest Loser. "I'm the cat with nine lives, I lasted nine weeks." She was an underdog from the start, and everyone expected her to go home early, but the 63-year-old retired grandmother was able to compete for nine weeks. When she and teammate Becky fell below the yellow line last night, Bonnie says "I knew I was already a winner. That's why I gave up my spot."
She asked everyone to send her home because she was ready, and she wanted to save Becky.
As if being over 60 didn't put Bonnie at a bit of a disadvantage in the game (she was the second oldest contestant) her bone-on-bone knee issues created more. However, Bonnie worked through all of it. The first six weeks she seemed to struggle under Anna's training, Bonnie noted that Anna did her best with what she had to work wit. Despite what we might have seen at home, Bonnie is grateful for Anna. "I can't thank Anna enough. She lead me for six weeks."
In these last three weeks Bonnie has trained with Dolvett, and it was in that change that we saw something switch in Bonnie. "We meshed a little bit better," she told us. Dolvett would work with her to find different workouts that accommodated her knee, like moving her off of the treadmill and on to a spin bike. "I burned a lot of calories and it didn't bother my knee," she said.
Since going home Bonnie has been working at a gym with a trainer that the show placed her with, a rare occurrence. She's now looking for to "trips, seeing the world, and going to Disney World for Mardi Gras," a trip she says won't require a wheelchair this time!
One trip in her future is the marathon for all of the season 12 contestants, however, Bonnie says we'll have to tune in to see if she competes. "I have intentions of going up there," she told us, however, given the state of her knee, she might attend as a cheerleader and offer support.Flag this Video