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'The Biggest Loser's final five contestants all survive another week on the ranch


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/05/2013 

The Biggest Loser's final five contestants all survived to face another weigh-in during Monday night's NBC broadcast of the reality weight-loss competition's tenth fourteenth-season episode.

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All the remaining contestants achieved a weight-loss goal at home in which they each had to lose five percent of their body weight or more over the course of two weeks in order to win immunity upon their return to the ranch.

After receiving makeovers and facing a couple weeks of temptation at home around family and friends, the Final 5 met The Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney and trainers Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince for the tenth fourteenth-season weigh-in.

Alison explained that only the contestants who failed to reach the weight-loss goal would be up for elimination. If it was one person, that contestant would automatically be eliminated. If two or more players came short of losing five percent or more of their body weight, it would come to a vote to determine who goes home.

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 10 pounds over the course of two weeks after she dropped from 184 pounds to 174 pounds. Danni posted a 5.43% weight-loss percentage and was deemed safe.

Jackson Carter, a 21-year-old volunteer coordinator for LGBT resource center and movie theater assistant manager from Layton, UT, fell from 250 pounds to 235 pounds after he lost 15 pounds. Jackson posted a 6% weight-loss percentage and learned she'd remain on the ranch for another week.

Joe Ostaszewski, a 43-year-old senior sales executive from Williston, FL, posted a 6.51% weight-loss percentage after losing 17 pounds and dropping from 261 pounds to 244 pounds. Joe was told he had survived the week.

It was then time for Jeff Nichols, a 24-year-old pharmaceutical representative from Monroe, MI, to weigh-in. He shed 19 pounds after falling from 295 pounds to 276 pounds and posted a 6.44% weight-loss percentage -- which resulted in his safety.

Gina McDonald, a 47-year-old attorney and law firm owner from Hoover, AL, dropped from 173 pounds to 163 pounds after losing 10 pounds total and posting a 5.78% weight-loss percentage. Gina therefore also received immunity.

Everyone earned another week on the ranch and Alison revealed Gina had averaged the highest weight-loss percentage so far this season on the ranch. However, Danni and Joe were within one percent of her.

Next week's The Biggest Loser broadcast will feature a red and yellow line at the weigh-in. The person to post the lowest percentage of weight-loss and fall below the red line will automatically be eliminated, while the third and fourth-place players to fall below the yellow line will face a vote. America will vote to send one of them to the live finale.

The two contestants to post the highest weight-loss percentages will automatically advance to the finale.

(Photo credit NBC)


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