January 19, 2010 08:00 PM by Lisa Princ
Tonight on a brand new episode of The Biggest Loser on NBC the contestants endure one of their toughest challenges yet as Ali is full of surprises this week. While also having their first temptation in front of them, how will our contestants hold out? If you think you know who’s got the biggest weight loss, you may want to rethink that! Keep reading for all the details!
It’s student teacher week this week on The Biggest Loser on NBC as Ali informed the contestants that one person from each team will be nominated the teacher and one the student for their challenges and weigh in this week. This meant the teachers would be the only ones working out with Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper, but they would have to take this knowledge and teach it to their partners….easy enough right? Ah, but it gets better as the students will be the ones weighing in!
Next the contestants are given their first temptation on this season of The Biggest Loser as they stare chocolate candy in the face. Whoever gave in and ate a candy would have control over the choosing the teachers and the students. Shockingly, only two teams chose to eat a chocolate: Michael and Sherri. Michael refused to eat more than one however, giving Sherri and Ashley the power to choose who would be the teacher and who would be the student this week. They tried to be fair and not piss anyone off.
Immediately though you could tell that Migdalia was pissed off. Bob and Jillian picked up on it right away and tried to get her to open up but she wouldn’t. In the gym, Jillian pushed her and pushed her but she didn’t talk. In a last ditch effort to get Migdalia to open up, Jillian started to blast her and tell her how her daughter was going to end up just like her. Totally annoyed by this Migdalia walked off despite Jillian’s attempt to get her to stay on stating she was leaving. Jillian asked Miggy to talk to her. Miggy and Bob were able to talk some sense into her and while first said she was annoyed with Jillian as she thought she was insulting her parenting skills, later we learned that she was not happy with herself, but did not state why.
Next on The Biggest Loser the teachers are taken to learn about portion controls and calories. Most of them are shocked to learn how many calories some popular restaurant dishes have in them. Michael is completely stunned to learn that one dish from a restaurant is the equivalent to 8 dishes of a healthy meal he could be cooking at home, yikes!
After returning to share their new cooking knowledge with their team mates, the teams are given their challenge : the teachers must tangle huge spools of ribbon through a playground. Then they are told the students will draw straws to see which color ribbon they will have to untangle in the quickest time. After tangling all the ribbons, Ali surprised the contestants by letting them know that they will actually be untangling their own color ribbon that was tangled by their partners…..while blindfolded being led by their partner!
The Gray team of Koli and Sam were done first, giving them immunity and also allowing them to switch one team at weigh in time as to which one will actually weigh in. They decided to swap Michael and his mother because they felt Michael has not proven that he is serious and due to his high weight they felt he needed a reality check.
Green: Migdalia from 245 to 237 (-8) & Miggy from 219 to 212 (-7) for a total of 3.2% for Miggy (student)
Gray: Koli from 366 to 353 (-7) & Sam from 345 to 334 (-11) They had immunity
Orange: Cheryl from 210 to 203 (-7) & Daris from 310 to 301 (-9) for a total of 2.9 % for Daris (student)
Black: Andrea from 279 to 272 (-7) & Darrell from 373 to 361 (-12) for a total of 3.22% for Darrell (student)
Brown/Purple: John from 451 to 437 (-14) & Stephanie from 243 to 236 (-7)for a total of 3.1% for John (student)
Red: Lance from 336 to 324(-12) & Melissa from 215 to 214 (-1) for a total of 3.57% for Lance (student)
Pink: Ashley from 345 to 333 (-12) & Sherri from 196 to 190 (-6) for a total of 3.48% for Ashley (student)
White: Mike from 481 to 471 (-10) & Maria from 258 to 254 (-4) for a total of 2.08% for Michael (student)
During the weigh in on The Biggest Loser on NBC emotions were flying high as neither Bob nor Jillian were buying Melissa’s excuses for only losing one pound after a one pound gain last week. Melissa seemed extremely aggravated and they decided not to pursue the argument during the weigh in. Lance, despite his great weight loss, had nothing to say on his loss or Melissa’s. Uh Oh, could there be a troubled relationship for these two?
So, Michael and Maria were the bottom team tonight with the lowest weight loss on The Biggest Loser on NBC. Maria had me in tears as she was crying and begging them to please let her son stay as he needs the help more than she does. Michael pleads his case that he is so much pain from being so overweight, and Maria is scared they would be “sending him to his death” if they send her son home.
The voting was almost unanimous as Maria was voted off despite John and Stephanie voting for Michael. Maria felt like she was slapped in the face by them because when they were under the yellow line, she respected their wishes and voted for whom they asked. To this date, Maria is now down to 231 lbs and keeping up her weight loss and diet routine, kudos to her!!
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Photos courtesy of: NBC