Nicole Brewer, a 37-year-old wardrobe stylist from Brooklyn, New York, is engaged to Damien Gurganious. Nicole was sent home at the end of the first week of The Biggest Loser. You can watch Nicole and Damien's first "Where Are They Now?" video here. At that time, Nicole had lost a total of 76 pounds. Nicole's second "Where Are They Now?" video shows how she looks after losing a total of 105 pounds!
Ali Vincent, season 5 winner, guest-hosted the show since Alison Sweeney recently gave birth. Ali won the title after being sent home for five weeks, so she was the perfect choice to introduce Estella, David, and Nicole, who were sent home at the end of the first week of competition and never returned because their partners had been eliminated.
It was easy to see which one would win the scale-war and you could tell the other contestants were scared stiff. Since arriving on the ranch, Nicole has lost a mind-numbing 87 pounds, amounting to a 32.34% percentage loss - second only to Tara. As a result of the weigh-in, Nicole was also given immunity at the next weigh-in. Immunity? Well, how did she get voted off then, you ask? She gained 5 pounds! I know, I couldn't believe it either. I didn't know immunity was contingent upon how much a player weighs.
Highlights of the show:
- Ron was rushed to the hospital, after experiencing chest pains. Luckily, the problem was not his heart but rather a bleeding ulcer. He was treated and then sent back to the ranch.
- Tara had a partial breakdown during a talk with Jillian where she lamented that she was terribly scared of going home and gaining all the weight back. She said she wants to stay on the ranch long enough to discover why she gained over a hundred pounds in a year and a half.
- At the weigh-in... Tara became the second woman in TBL history to lose over 100 pounds while on the ranch (the first woman was Kristin last week); Laura gained a pound and started to tear-up; Ron gained 3 pounds, due in part to all the fluids he was given at the hospital. But the shocker of all shockers was finding out that Nicole had gained 5 pounds! I still can't believe it. Not surprisingly, Ron and Nicole fell below the yellow line. It ended up with 3 votes for Ron and 3 votes for Nicole. Kristin gave the tie-breaking vote and sent Nicole packing. I was sad for Nicole because I think it was time for Ron to go home, but hey - what do I know?
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