'The Biggest Loser' saves Toma Dobrosavljevic and Lori Harrigan-Mack during emotional Makeover Week
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/09/2015
The Biggest Loser contestants Toma Dobrosavljevic and Lori Harrigan-Mack were on the chopping block during Thursday night's NBC broadcast of the reality weight-loss competition, but they were saved.
Toma, a 33-year-old senior project manager and former high school soccer, football, volleyball and baseball player from Addison, IL, fell below the yellow line with Lori, a 44-year-old director of hotel security and former three-time Olympic gold medal-winning softball player from Las Vegas, NV, at the sixteenth season's Week 15 weigh-in.
However, Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn revealed no one was getting eliminated after an emotional week of makeovers and family reunions.
Toma; Lori; Sonya Jones, a 39-year-old PE teacher/coach and former All American softball player from Springfield, IL; and Rob Guiry, a 26-year-old head rugby coach at Western New England University and former rugby player from Springfield, MA, were each given a new look and a completely new wardrobe from Kohls. They were also photographed for a spread in Us Weekly.
Over at Comeback Canyon, trainer Bob Harper revealed one of the two contestants he had been training would win the last weigh-in and return to the original Biggest Loser competition as a finalist.
Howard "Woody" Carter, a 46-year-old car salesman and former Arena League football player from Las Vegas, NV, stepped on the scale first. He dropped from 291 to 285 pounds, losing six pounds and posting a 2.06% weight-loss percentage.
Scott Mitchell, a 46-year-old bill collector and 12-year NFL veteran quarterback from Mapleton, UT, started the week at 242 pounds, but his current weight was not shown. The Comeback Canyon finalist will be revealed during next week'sThe Biggest Loser broadcast.
After last-chance workouts, the weigh-in commenced and host Alison Sweeney explained the yellow line. The two contestants to post the highest weight-loss percentages would be able to vote out one of the two players who happened to fall below the line.
Rob was up first. He fell from 332 to 330 pounds, dropping two pounds and posting a 0.60% percentage of weight-loss.
Toma lost only one pound, dropping from 217 to 216 pounds. He therefore posted a 0.46% weight-loss percentage.
Sonya fell from 178 to 175 pounds, shedding three pounds and posting a 1.69% weight-loss percentage.
Lastly, Lori stepped on the scale and learned she had lost only one pound as well. Falling from 227 to 226 pounds, Lori posted a 0.44% percentage of weight-loss.
Because Toma and Lori fell below the yellow line, Rob and Sonya were supposed to vote to send one of them home. However, it was a non-elimination week and all four contestants automatically advanced to Week 16.
The episode concluded with a cliffhanger in which Alison began to explain another twist. She had the four contestants and their trainers look at two giant doors, which opened to reveal a silhouette of Bob standing there. No one knew why Bob had mysteriously shown up nor did they know what to expect.