'The Biggest Loser' eliminates Gina Haddon, sends Blake Benge to Comeback Canyon
By Reality TV World staff, 10/31/2014
The Biggest Loser: Glory Days eliminated one contestant for good and sent a second to the show's new Comeback Canyon during Thursday night's NBC broadcast of the reality weight-loss competition's sixteenth season.
Gina Haddon, a 41-year-old makeup artist/photographer and former cheerleader from Rowlett, TX, was ousted from the competition for good after she lost the weigh-in at Comeback Canyon to Jackie Pierson, a 36-year-old clinical care coordinator and former high school basketball MVP from Pacifica, CA.
"You know my time here at this ranch has been filled with sad moments and happy moments and proud moments. I lost a lot of fear, and a lot of guilt. My coaches, [Jessie Pavelka] and [Bob Harper], taught me that it's okay to focus on me. You're worth it," Gina said following her ouster.
"This isn't the end, this is the beginning of the new Gina."
At Comeback Canyon, veteran trainer Bob continues working with two contestants who have previously been eliminated from The Biggest Loser's primary ranch competition. At the end of each week, there's a separate weigh-in after which the person with the higher percentage of weight-loss gets to stay at the canyon location for another week and the losing contestant must go home for good.
Eventually, Bob will take only one contestant back to the ranch so they can rejoin the original competition and resume competing for the $250,000 grand prize.
Gina dropped from 204 to 202 pounds, losing two pounds and posting a 0.98% weight-loss percentage. Jackie fell from 252 to 249 pounds, shedding three pounds and edging Gina with a 1.19% weight-loss percentage.
Later in the episode, Blake Benge, an 18-year-old student and former high school soccer and track standout from San Clemente, CA, was automatically eliminated from the Red Team led by trainer Dolvett Quince after she the lowest weight-loss percentage on her team and fell below the Red Line at the Week 8 weigh-in.
Blake only dropped from 199 to 196 pounds, a 1.51% weight-loss percentage. She now joins Jackie at Comeback Canyon and will train with Bob.