'The Biggest Loser' eliminates contestant Kim "Kimmy" Stone
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/21/2012
The Biggest Loser's thirteenth season eliminated Kim "Kimmy" Stone during Tuesday night's broadcast of the NBC reality weight-loss competition's twelfth episode.
Kimmy, a 48-year-old registered nurse from Dittmer, MO, became the twelfth contestant ousted from the competition's thirteenth season after she finished with the lowest weight-loss percentage at the Week 12 weigh-in, which featured the eight remaining contestants weighing-in individually as singles, and was subsequently voted off by the rest of the season's cast.
"I came along toThe Biggest Loser following my daughter Megan. One of the most difficult parts of being on this journey has been the separation from my husband and my family. The best way to deal with your fear is to try to overcome it. In 12 weeks, I've turned my whole life around. I am a stronger person now," Kimmy said following her ouster.
The Biggest Loser's twelfth thirteenth-season episode began following Emily Joy's elimination after the season's previous weigh-in. The Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney then met with all the contestants who trained with either previously new trainer Dolvett Quince, who returned to the show for his second season, or veteran trainer Bob Harper and told them they'd be traveling to Hawaii for a vacation.
Once the contestants arrived in Hawaii, they were greeted by their trainers and given time to relax, swim in the pools and ocean and soak up some sun. Dolvett, however, surprised them with a spontaneous workout in the pool.
The next day, the contestants met famous professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, who had her left arm bitten off by a shark when she was only 13-years-old. She shared her story with them about how she had to overcome the adversity and get back on the board to continue pursuing her passion for surfing. The contestants realized how truly lucky they were and that they had a lot to be thankful for, while they were very inspired by the young athlete. Bethany then attempted to teach the cast how to surf.
Later on, the contestants met with Alison and participated in a pop quiz in which they were asked several multiple choice questions. If a player got the answer right, he or she would get one point. The person to earn the most points by the end of the quiz would receive a one-pound advantage on the scale. Questions ranged from exercise topics to food, and all of them had some relation to Hawaii.
Christine "Chris" Pickler, a self-employed 42-year-old from Middlebury, IN, ended up winning the quiz, and as a result, would receive the one-pound advantage at the upcoming weigh-in.
Afterward, Dolvett wanted to make sure Kim Nielsen, a 38-year-old former professional wrestler from Roswell, GA, didn't lose her competitive edge because she was feeling like an outsider in the group since her best friend in the house, Emily, had been eliminated from the competition the prior week. She had a strong drive to lose enough weight in order to avoid falling below the yellow line because she knew she'd be on the chopping block otherwise. However, her passion and spark were beginning to falter.
Mark Cornelison, a 43-year-old youth pastor from Magnolia, TX, eventually told Kim he was on her side and admired her determination.
The contestants then worked out with their trainers. Bob took his team rowing, while Dolvett trained his group of players on the beach by exercising with weights and digging massive holes.
Later on, the contestants met with Alison again and learned they'd be competing in the week's challenge and the winner would receive immunity at the next weigh-in. Alison explained that the players must search a huge field featuring rolling hills where tons of Hawaiian leis were scattered about. They had to look for blue-flowered necklaces and once found, they must bring them back one at a time and place them around someone's tiki. Once there were 10 lays collected on a person's tiki, he or she would be out of the game.
In addition, the contestants could attempt to look for rare black-flowered leis, labeled the "death leis," which would give them the power to eliminate someone entirely from the challenge without having to place any of the blue leis on his or her tiki.
Allen "Buddy" Shuh, a 42-year-old pastor from Wayne, MI, was told he was not medically cleared to compete in the challenge because of his stress fracture, and therefore, had to sit out.
During the challenge, Kimmy found one of the "death leis" and decided to take out Kim. Chris was then eliminated and she was followed by Megan Stone, Kimmy, Mark, Jeremy Britt, and Conda Britt. Jeremy helped his sister Conda win the challenge and admitted he kept Mark in the running just to do some of his "ground work" for him. Jeremy technically gave his immunity to Conda.
The following day, The Biggest Loser's thirteenth-season's twelfth elimination weigh-in commenced at Pearl Harbor.
Alison explained to the contestants that the two individuals with the lowest weight-loss percentages would fall below the yellow line and face elimination, forcing the safe contestants to vote one of them out of the competition.
The players then stepped on the scale one by one to learn their fate.
Conda, a 24-year-old nutrition health services technician from Rockford, MI -- who had received immunity -- weighed-in first because her weight-loss percentage wouldn't end up counting. She shed four pounds over the course of the week in Hawaii after she dropped from 221 pounds to 217 pounds and posted a 1,81% weight-loss percentage.
Chris fell from 177 pounds to 174 pounds after she lost three pounds. She posted a 2.26% weight-loss percentage.
Mark posted a 1.96% weight-loss percentage after losing four pounds. He dropped from 204 pounds to 200 pounds.
It was then time for Jeremy, a 22-year-old banker from Rockford, MI, to weigh-in. Jeremy shed seven pounds after falling from 273 pounds to 266 pounds and posted a 2.56% weight-loss percentage.
Megan, a 21-year-old student and support staffer for an organization that assists disabled adults from Dittmer, MO, dropped from 198 pounds to 195 pounds after losing three pounds total and posting a 1.52% weight-loss percentage.
Buddy posted a 2.14% weight-loss percentage and shed six pounds after he fell from 281 pounds to 275 pounds.
Kimmy dropped from 163 pounds to 161 pounds after she lost two pounds and posted a 1.23% weight-loss percentage.
Kim was then the last contestant to step on the scale for the week and learned she had shed five pounds after dropping from 176 to 171 pounds and posting a 2.84% weight-loss percentage.
As a result, Kimmy and Megan fell below the yellow line and the other contestants had to deliberate to decide which of the two contestants would be eliminated from The Biggest Loser's thirteenth season.
Without any deliberation, the contestants went inside a battleship with Alison to immediately reveal their votes. Kimmy and Megan both quickly stated their cases and Kimmy asked everyone to save her daughter because she needed more time on the ranch. She hopes the contestants would abide by her wishes although Megan posed a bigger threat in the competition than Kimmy.
The contestants then revealed their votes. Mark, Jeremy and Buddy all voted to oust Kimmy from The Biggest Loser, which was enough to constitute for her elimination without having to reveal Conda, Kim, or Chris' votes.
In a post-elimination update, Kimmy, who started The Biggest Loser weighing 219 pounds, said she currently weighs 154 pounds. She explained that she looked forward to receiving letters from Megan at the ranch to remain updated on her weight-loss journey. Kimmy also began volunteering to help writers with disabilities and felt like she was given a second chance at life.
(Photo credit NBC)
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