Francelina, a 25-year-old student and store manager from Albany, NY, was automatically ousted from the competition after she finished with the lowest weight-loss percentage at the season's eighth weekly elimination weigh-in -- which featured a red weigh-in line and the seven remaining contestants weighing-in individually as singles.
"My experience at the ranch overall has been amazing. I didn't think that I was going to make the types of strides that I did. I'm inspired by myself and the things that I accomplished. I set goals and I met them. The more pounds that I shed emotionally and physically, I realized that all this weight has been covering up this amazing person. Inside, I'm this happy person who's so determined and I feel so alive and I'm excited about what's to come in my future. They've given me my life back," Francelina said following her ouster.
The eighth broadcast ofThe Biggest Loser's fourteenth season began with host Alison Sweeney telling the seven remaining contestants they'd have the chance to win immunity for all. If the players lost a total of 70 pounds as a group, which averaged 10 pounds a person, they'd all be safe for one more week.
Additionally, if the contestants failed to meet their weight-loss goal, there would be a red line at the upcoming weigh-in and someone would automatically be eliminated.
The prior week, the entire house lost 61 pounds altogether, so all the contestants deemed it a very difficult task this time around. Shortly afterwards, the cast learned they'd have an opportunity to lower that 70 pounds through a "Pop Challenge."
Alison explained Sunny, Biingo and Lindsay would be competing in the challenge, which required the teens to answer five questions about food and nutrition. For every correct answer, one pound would be removed from the players' goal weight for the week.
After the five questions, the kids moved on to five exercises as part of The Biggest Loser fitness test, which they had taken at the beginning of the season. If the teens beat their previous score, the players would get another pound off their goal weight for each exercise. The entire challenge, if done perfectly, would take 10 pounds off the contestants' 70-pound goal weight.
In the end, Sunny, Biingo and Lindsay earned the players four points based upon the questions round and an additional five pounds from the fitness exercises -- which included situps and running a mile. As a result, the adult contestants would have to lose 61 pounds or more to receive immunity for all.
Afterward, the contestants worked out with The Biggest Loser trainers Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels and Dolvett Quince. The trainers argued over Gina McDonald, a 47-year-old attorney and law firm owner from Hoover, AL, because she was quitting and giving up too easily. Jillian said Gina completely lacked motivation and needed to fight for herself. Jillian told Bob and Dolvett they had to push Gina harder and after a little bickering, Bob and Dolvett agreed.
The contestants then met with Alison again and learned they'd be competing in the week's challenge to potentially earn another 10 pounds off their goal weight.
The challenge required all the players to discover a red "X" or green arrow inside 10 pairs of sand hills. The objective was to find all the green arrows, which would point them to the next pair of sand hills, in 30 minutes or less. The arrows would lead them to a flagpole, which they must raise at the end of the challenge. The catch, however, was that the finish line was awaiting them at the end of a long pier.
The players ended up conquering the task and were thrilled their goal weight had decreased again to 51 pounds.
Later on, all the contestants arrived for The Biggest Loser's eighth fourteenth-season elimination weigh-in.
Alison reiterated how the red weigh-in line worked and explained that one contestant would be sent home if they didn't collectively lose 51 pounds.
The contestants then stepped on the scale one by one to learn their fate.
Dannielle "Danni" Allen, a 26-year-old advertising account coordinator from Wheeling, IL, shed seven pounds over the course of the week after she dropped from 201 pounds to 194 pounds. Danni posted a 3.48% weight-loss percentage.
Joe Ostaszewski, a 43-year-old senior sales executive from Williston, FL, fell from 279 pounds to 273 pounds after he lost six pounds. Joe posted a 2.15% weight-loss percentage. Jackson Carter, a 21-year-old volunteer coordinator for LGBT resource center and movie theater assistant manager from Layton, UT, posted a 1.88% weight-loss percentage after losing five pounds. He dropped from 266 pounds to 261 pounds.
It was then time for Alexandra "Alex" Reid, a 24-year-old legal assistant from Carrolton, TX, to weigh-in. Alex shed three pounds after falling from 198 pounds to 195 pounds and posted a 1.52% weight-loss percentage.
Jeff Nichols, a 24-year-old pharmaceutical representative from Monroe, MI, dropped from 312 pounds to 308 pounds after losing four pounds total and posting a 1.28% weight-loss percentage. Gina posted a 2.17% weight-loss percentage and shed four pounds after she fell from 184 pounds to 180 pounds.
Francelina was then the last contestant to step on the scale for the week and learned she had dropped from 213 pounds to 211 pounds after she lost only two pounds. She posted a 0.94% weight-loss percentage.
The players lost a combined 31 pounds, so they were exactly 20 pounds off the mark. Because Francelina posted the lowest weight-loss percentage, she fell below the red line and was ousted from The Biggest Loser ranch.
Jeff, who was in danger of elimination prior to Francelina's elimination, said it was completely bitter to see Francelina go because she had been his rock, balance and motivation all season long. Jeff was extremely sad to see her go and wished she could've stayed.
In a post-elimination update, Francelina -- who startedThe Biggest Loser weighing 267 pounds -- said she currently weighs 190 pounds. She has been managing her stress with fitness and being active and goes out Latin dancing every weekend.
In addition, Francelina has decided to dedicate a large portion of her time to getting into medical school in order to achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. She also revealed she's currently dating Jeff and things are going very well for the new couple.
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