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Moses on New Zealand after Biggest Loser
Find out why New Zealand was the perfect place to end Moses' Biggest Loser journey.
Not to discount any single contestant's experiences on the Biggest Loser, as they're all deeply life-changing, but few could be as profound as the one that Moses Kinikini has experienced during his time on Biggest Loser season 11. Eliminated in week 15 during a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Auckland, New Zealand, Moses is a deeply changed man. Immediately following the elimination in week 14, Alison Sweeney announced that the remaining nine contestants would be departing for New Zealand, where they would spend two weeks taking in the beautiful scenery and competing in very different challenges. And while the trip was extraordinary for everyone, for Moses it was deeply personal. His father, a native Tongan, was afforded the opportunity to get his education in New Zealand, studying at the Auckland Grammar School. Moses said his father returned to Tonga and changed the lives of the Kinikini family, and that his education is what gave him the chance to move his family to the U.S. Moses finds it interesting that his father's life journey began in New Zealand, and that his educational journey via Biggest Loser ended in New Zealand. Moses, too, will take what he's learned back home to continue improving the lives of the Kinikini family. The changes that have been most important to Moses are that he stays healthy for his family. His wife and two daughters are "what I work so hard for" he says. "They keep me going." Watch the video as we spoke with Moses following his elimination. He tells us what the diet was like for that week in New Zealand, and how they enjoyed a lot of fresh fish and rely on themselves to make the right choices. He also talks about that special day he spent with daughter and teammate Kaylee, as they took a helicopter tour of Auckland.Flag this Video