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Anna Kournikova’s Biggest Loser Blog: Episode 12

December 7, 2011 at 10:15 am , by

It’s the last episode before the season finale, and the final four contestants left the ranch to continue working on their weight loss at home. John, Antone, Becky and Vinny got to show off all of their hard work to everyone in their hometowns, and it was really touching watching everyone welcome them back. You could really see how much all of the contestants have changed, both inside and out. Hearing Becky say that she was determined to finish what she had started was amazing. She is a true fighter. It was funny to see Antone really put his time management skills to work when he used his kids as weights. And with so many of his health issues under control, Vinny proposed to his girlfriend!

Later, all of the contestants and trainers traveled back to the El Mirage desert for the final challenge of the season—the biggest loser marathon. The winner would get a guaranteed spot at the finale as a finalist! Seeing how far the eliminated players had come while they were on their own was great. I was especially proud of Joe, who has grown so much since that first mile walk. Even though Joe was pulled out of the marathon, he’s still a winner for beginning the journey to reclaim his health.

The race for first place between Ramon and Courtney was really close! But in the end, Ramon won the marathon and $25,000 from Walgreens. And just like that, he’s back in the competition to become the biggest loser of the season! After a very long day in the desert, I went out to meet my original blue team members, Johnny and Debbie, to finish the marathon with them. Just like in the first challenge, we crossed the finish line together! It’s truly incredible how much all of the contestants have accomplished in such a short amount of time. Running a marathon is just the beginning!

At the weigh-in, we got to see how much work the final four contestants did at home. Unfortunately, Becky and Vinny fell below the red line, but either of them could come back and be the winner of the at-home prize. The three finalists competing for the official title of the Biggest Loser will be Ramon, Antone and John. Tune in next week for the live finale to see who wins!


Cheat Sheet: Four Things You Maybe Missed This Week

November 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm , by

1. Live Sketching/Tweeting the Marathon
New York Times cartoonist Christoph Neimann not only ran the marathon this past weekend, he also sketched it. And live-tweeted that. What did you do last Sunday?

2. Sophia and Rosie are Back

The British Nicki Minaj uber-fans came back to the Ellen show and learned that they’ll be on the red carpet covering the American Music Awards for Ellen.

3. Arthur Recreates Scenes from Famous Movies
Mom and freelance writer Emily Cleaver found a hilarious new past-time: posing her 7-month old son Arthur in scenes from her favorite movies.  Personal favorites are Rambo and American Beauty.

4. 11/11/11

Happy 11/11/11/, everyone