'The Biggest Loser: Glory Days' eliminates Jordan Alicandro, sends Howard "Woody" Carter to Comeback Canyon
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/02/2015
The Biggest Loser: Glory Days eliminated one contestant for good and sent another to Comeback Canyon during Thursday night's NBC broadcast of the reality weight-loss competition's sixteenth-season.
Jordan Alicandro, a 32-year-old regional sales manager and former high school baseball standout from Surrey, BC, Canada, was ousted from the competition for good after losing the weigh-in at Bob Harper's Comeback Canyon against fellow contestant Scott Mitchell, a 46-year-old bill collector and 12-year NFL veteran quarterback from Mapleton, UT.
Jordan dropped from 227 to 219 pounds, losing eight pounds and posting a 3.52% weight-loss percentage. Scott fell from 251 to 242, shedding nine pounds and posting a 3.59% weight-loss percentage. Scott won his third weigh-in in a row.
Later in the episode, Howard "Woody" Carter, a 46-year-old car salesman and former Arena League football player from Las Vegas, NV, was automatically out of the competition and sent to Comeback Canyon after he posted the lowest weight-loss percentage at the Week 13 weigh-in and therefore fell below the red line.
Lori Harrigan-Mack, a 44-year-old director of hotel security and former three-time Olympic gold medal-winning softball player from Las Vegas, NV, won the week's challenge in Hawaii. The lacrosse-style challenge featured coconuts, balance beams and quite a bit of swimming and running. She received a one-pound advantage on the scale as her reward.
Lori stepped on the scale first. She dropped from 230 to 227 pounds, losing only three pounds. With her one-pound advantage, Lori posted a 1.74% weight-loss percentage on the scale.
Toma Dobrosavljevic, a 33-year-old senior project manager and former high school soccer, football, volleyball and baseball player from Addison, IL, fell from 225 to 217 pounds, losing eight pounds total and posting a 3.56% weight-loss percentage.
Sonya Jones, a 39-year-old PE teacher/coach and former All American softball player from Springfield, IL, lost five pounds after dropping from 183 to 178 pounds. She posted a 2.73% weight-loss percentage.
Rob Guiry, a 26-year-old head rugby coach at Western New England University and former rugby player from Springfield, MA, shed six pounds after falling from 338 to 332 pounds. She posted a 1.78% weight-loss percentage.
Woody fell below the red line after losing three pounds and posting a 1.02% weight-loss percentage. Woody dropped from 294 to 291 pounds.
The episode concluded with an update on Jordan's weight-loss progress since his elimination.
Jordan started The Biggest Loser weighing 323 pounds, and after losing 128 pounds, he's currently at 195 pounds. Jordan got to witness his son's birth and plans to join a softball league in the spring.