Despite Doughnuts, Everyone Wins on "Biggest Loser" - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Despite Doughnuts, Everyone Wins on "Biggest Loser"



    Despite Doughnuts, Everyone Wins on "Biggest Loser"
    Austin and Ken Andrews

    While Team Unknowns continued its mostly unseen routines with the mystery trainers Tuesday night, the on-ranch crowd had a chance to get the upper hand on “The Biggest Loser.”

    Last week, the players training under Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels couldn’t keep up with the hefty weight-loss total of their rivals, thanks largely to Moses’ staggering solo loss of 41 pounds.

    This week, the game gave the newly dubbed underdogs the opportunity to break the immunity-bolstered group’s momentum. If Bob and Jillian’s players beat the other team at the weigh-in, they’d win their own immunity and a cash prize of $10,000. If they lost again, they’d have to send another player home and send the big bucks to their competition.



    Not a bad incentive for a group that needed some good news. After all, if being down one member wasn’t depressing enough, the on-ranch players also got an earful from Dr. Huizenga about their various weight-related ailments and their “inner ages.”

    For instance, 21-year-old Courtney learned that even after losing 100 pounds before she got to the ranch, her current physical state puts her closer to a 40-year-old. And it was even worse for Arthur, 34. Sure, he dropped nearly 150 pounds before the game started, but he’s facing the physical woes of a man 26 years his senior.

    Maybe their advanced inner-years explains why Courtney, Arthur and every other member of Bob and Jillian’s training group hardly put up a fight when it came to the weekly challenge, allowing the Unknowns to easily win the oceanfront bridge-building competition and the three-pound advantage that came with it.


    But despite that, and despite a doughnut-filled sabotage attempt from the Unknowns, the on-ranch team managed to get ahead where it really counted — on the scale.

    With a total team loss of 90 pounds compared to the challenge-inflated total of 82 for the other guys, they won immunity, 10 grand and this week’s bragging rights.

    Ree Hines’ favorite moment of the night? Arthur’s smooth, hip-shaking moves on the scale. Follow @ReeHines on Twitter and share your favorite moment.