October 20, 2011 08:00 AM by Lisa Princ
This week on The Biggest Loser on NBC, we watched as Courtney Rainville was eliminated, despite her good weight loss on the scale. In the elimination room, Courtney was visibly angry, and in her post elimination interview she talks about her anger. Read on to hear what Courtney wanted to share!
The Biggest Loser continued the black team winning streak this week as Bob’s team, once again, stepped up to the plate and won the weigh in. Shockingly, Anna’s blue team held up minus coach Mike, leaving the red team up for elimination. Jessica, Vinny and Ramon decided to send Courtney home, but Courtney was not happy about it. Courtney Rainville took some time after her elimination to chat with the press about her feelings, the show, and her future. Check out what Courtney wanted to share below!
Question: Can you talk about your anger at the elimination table on Tuesday?
Courtney Rainville: I guess I would say that I was a little bit angry, and just upset because I didn’t feel like it was my time to go home yet, and I didn’t want to go. I just think the three of them had a closer bond, unfortunately, than I did with them. I was never as close to the boys as I was to Jessica, because I have always been shy and embarrassed around men. I still thought I was close with them and it was never about myself, it was still about the team. But I just think they bonded a little bit closer than I did with them.
Question: Why did you feel targeted?
Courtney Rainville: I think after Patrick got eliminated, I knew I needed to start looking out for myself. For me, when I said I was targeted, I think it was just more the fact that during that week, there was a little bit of tension between the red team. I kind of branched out on my own and didn’t always follow the group. If I wanted to get up earlier then I went earlier to the gym as opposed to waiting to go as a team just to get my burn in, and I think that’s okay. I think that’s something I needed to learn to do so I could do it at home, whether it was next week or five months from now.
Question: Since then, have you had a chance to talk with them and work things out?
Courtney Rainville: It was important to me to smooth these things over, because ultimately we are a team and we are a Biggest Loser family and that goes for all the teams. It was a journey that we all took together and we’re all going to have to be there for a support system. So there was a while while they were still on the ranch, that I kept to myself and I did regret not talking to them or reaching out to them as much, but now that everyone is home, we have smoothed it over. I will always have love for them.
Question: Why didn’t you agree with the medical issues standpoint that they brought up?
Courtney Rainville: I think it’s hard to go the medical standard to vote someone off, because everyone has medical issues and they’re there for different reasons, not just health but also emotional, or something bad happened in their life. There’s always different reasons why people are there. For me, I always said I would vote someone off based on their numbers, not their medical issues. I didn’t have the lowest percentage of loss that week, thus why I didn’t think I should have been eliminated.
Question: Can you give us your thoughts on working with Dolvett Quince?
Courtney Rainville: I have a lot of respect for Dolvett, he knew what he was doing, he was not about game play. He would be fierce on the treadmill, but at the same time he got to my emotions as well. He really cared about us, he is a good friend. Dolvett Quince knew how to balance being a trainer and a friend, he always tried to help. I think as you saw last week, once Patrick left, his focus was kind of on me, because I was quieter. He also saw that as much as I was working, I was not taking the weight off. Dolvett was there when I felt alone, he wanted to push me, he wanted me to see that I was worth it. He is a dear friend of mine, and we still talk on a regular basis.
Question: Has your sister gone to The Biggest Loser Resort yet?
Courtney Rainville: She hasn’t taken the trip yet, but she is very excited. She is similar to me, she never puts herself first, so for me to be able to give her that gift is amazing. I am able to show her that she is worth it and she can do it. I think it will inspire her, and she is looking forward to it.
Question: What’s been the hardest part of being home for you?
Courtney Rainville: For me, the first couple weeks were hard. I was in a routine, I was so focused on myself that I was like a zombie. At the ranch you have these people with you, who understand – at home I didn’t have that. That, for me, was extremely hard.
Best of luck to Courtney Rainville, we look forward to seeing you at the finale!
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