And it’s back, The Biggest Loser’s new season, I mean! After a year, the weight-loss reality show is back! Not only that, Jillian Michaels is back? Are you excited to watch again tonight? Are you happy to see her on the show again? The last time she was on the show was in season 11, by the way. She’ll be alongside trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince.
The Biggest Loser season 14, also dubbed as Biggest Loser: Challenge America, is all about childhood obesity. This is one of the issues that is getting worse in the country and for the first time ever, three of the eighteen contestants are kids ages 13 to 16 while the other fifteen are all adults. These kids are Lindsay Bravo 13 years old, Sanjana “Sunny” Chandrasekar, 16 years old, and Noah “Biingo” Gray, 13 years old. They aren’t participating in the challenges and weigh-ins though. Instead, they will act as cheerleaders for their teams while learning how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Aside from that, the season will only be 12 episodes long, unlike last year in which there were a total of 18 episodes. Also, another change is that the contestants will be divided into three teams – Red, Blue and White. Each team will have one of the child contestants. Who will belong to what team?
Anyway, here are the Biggest Loser 18 contestants:
The three children contestants
Lindsay Bravo (eighth grade), 13, Fillmore, CA
Sanjana ”Sunny” Chandrasekar (11th grade), 16, Rochester, N.Y.
Noah “Biingo” Gray (eighth grade), 13, New Windsor, Md.
The 15 adult contestants
Dannielle ”Danni” Allen (Advertising account coordinator), 26, Wheeling, Ill.
Jackson Carter (Volunteer coordinator for LGBT resource center and movie theater assistant manager), 21, Layton, Utah
Nicole “Nikki” Davis (Make-up artist), 26, Chatsworth, Calif.
Michael Dorsey (College professor and communications consultant), 34, Baltimore, Md.
Pamela Geil (Executive assistant), 43, New York, N.Y.
David Jones (Police officer), 51, Kiefer, Okla.
Cate Laughlin (Student), 28, Ransomville, N.Y.
Gina McDonald (Attorney and law firm owner), 47, Hoover, Ala.
Nate Montgomery (Financial advisor), 25, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Francelina Morillo (Student and store manager), 25, Albany, N.Y.
Jeff Nichols (Pharmaceutical representative), 24, Monroe, Mich.
Joe Ostaszewski (Senior sales executive), 43, Williston, Fla.
Thomas “TC” Pool (Purchasing manager), 31, Albany, Ore.
Lisa Rambo (High school special education assistant), 37, Houlton, Wisc.
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Update: TC was eliminated, getting the lowest percentage of weight lost from the White team, who lost the weigh-in. TC started with the weight of 376 pounds and now weighs 320 pounds today.
Blue Team (Bob Harper): Alex, David, Gina, Jeff, Michael, Bingo
White Team (Michaels): Danni, Nate, Nikki, Pam, TC, Sunny
Red Team (Dolvett Quince): Cate, Francelina, Jackson, Joe, Lisa, Lindsay
TEAM CHALLENGE – Find a set of letters in the ball pit. Reward is a 5 pound advantage at the weigh-in. Winning team – White Team
The kids will go back home but will be back from time to time.
Nikki quits and it’s just the season premiere!
WEIGH-IN – no yellow line. The person with the lowest percentage of weight loss on the losing team get eliminated.
TC: 361 pounds (-15, 3.99%)
Pam: 227 pounds (-10, 4.22%)
Nathan: 339 pounds (-20, 5.57%)
Danni: 239 pounds (-19, 7.36%)
TOTAL: 1166 pounds (-64, -5, 5.61%)
Lisa: 230 pounds (-16, 6.50%)
Jackson: 306 pounds (-22, 6.71%)
Francelina: 248 pounds (-19, 7.12%)
Cate: 225 pounds (-12, 5.06%)
Joe: 338 pounds (-26, 7.14%)
TOTAL: 1347 pounds (-95, 6.59%)
Jeff: 359 pounds (-29, 7.47%)
Michael: 423 pounds (-21, 4.73%)
David: 287 pounds (-20, 6.51%)
Alex: 231 pounds (-9, 3.75%)
Gina: 230 pounds (-15, 6.12%)
TOTAL: 1530 pounds (-94, 5.79%)
Losing team – White Team. TC gets eliminated!