Last week, “The Biggest Loser” contestants went to New Zealand for an unforgettable adventure. Though Moses sacrificed himself and went home, he cherished the opportunity to see the land where his family got the opportunity to better themselves. This week, the remaining contestants continue their New Zealand journey, soaking in breathtaking vistas and challenged their bodies and minds as never before.
The contestants first met Alison at Queenstown, New Zealand, amid the backdrop of blue waters and panoramic mountains. She informed them that they no longer worked as teams; instead, they would continue their weight-loss as individuals. Brett made a dramatic return, landing on a ground via parachute. As individuals, they got to take advantage of the expertise of all four trainers.
Cara and a few of the women met at a 358-foot elevation, where they cliff jumped at 93 mph down a canyon. A few contestants voiced their fears, and even Cara showed her trepidation about jumping. When Cara jumped, she sounded like a cat being strangled. She looked terrified but was happy she conquered her fear. Kaylee went down the canyon strapped to a chair.
The trainers pushed the contestants to offset last weeks weight gain and low weight-loss numbers. With four trainers, the individuals had a chance to change their workout every day because all the trainers have different methods. Brett focused on Kaylee because her weight-loss numbers have been low or she’s gained weight. It paid off at this week’s weigh in.
Alison met them on the Greenhithe Bridge in Queensland, the place where A.J. Hackett did the first amateur bungee jump. Alison jumped after telling everyone about the challenge. The contestants had to board the river rapids to a nearby bridge. Olivia took an early lead though the rapid kept pulling her. Kaylee started catching up with her. Olivia fought cramps to win the challenge. She received a trip to Milford Sound and immunity at the next weigh in. She and her sister took a helicopter ride to the beautiful location, complete with streams, mountains and waterfalls.
Each trainer picked an adventure for their trainees. Brett brought Austin and Jay to a mountain to climb with a professional. Bob brought Rulon and Irene back to the bridge where bungee jumping began, a 141-foot drop. Rulon revealed that he survived a plane wreck, making him apprehensive about jumping. He eventually jumped, even hitting water.
The last-chance workout took place indoors and outdoors. It also marked their last workout in New Zealand. The activities included indoor gym routines, running stadium stairs and outdoor capoeira. All of the trainers where nervous because of the low numbers. All of the contestants felt the pressure to work hard so as not to go home. Jillian had to leave for a family emergency.
Ken and Olivia fell below the yellow line at the weigh in. There was a tie in the votes, so Ken automatically went home because he had the lowest percentage of weight loss. He lost a total of 139 lbs.; his weight at the time of the show was 238 lbs.
New Zealand proved to be a beautiful place for everyone to face their fears and do things they never thought possible. Despite their fears, they learned to stop seeing themselves as fat for a moment and stop saying the word “can’t.” Next week, they go home and special visits from some of “The Biggest Loser’s” greatest success stories.
Olivia 172 lbs. 168 lbs. 4 lbs. 2.33 percent (immunity)
Rulon 311 lbs. 301 lbs. 10 lbs. 3.22 percent
Kaylee 168 lbs. 163 lbs. 5 lbs. 2.98 percent
Irene 161 lbs. 157 lbs. 4 lbs. 2.48 percent
Austin 255 lbs. 250 lbs. 5 lbs. 1.96 percent
Jay 270 lbs. 265 lbs. 5 lbs. 1.85 percent
Hannah 164 lbs. 161 lbs. 3 lbs. 1.83 percent
Ken 247 lbs. 243 lbs. 4 lbs. 1.62 percent