'The Biggest Loser: Temptation Nation' sends Hope Wright home after her team wins two challenges
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/12/2016
The Biggest Loser: Temptation Nation lost Hope Wright during the second half of Monday night's double episode on NBC.
Hope, a 35-year-old housewife from K'Ville, GA, became the third contestant ousted from The Biggest Loser after she fell below the yellow line by posting one of the two lowest weight-loss percentages on her team. Her teammates then voted her out instead of Luis Hernandez, a 36-year-old physical/health/driver's education teacher from Chicago, IL, who was also in jeopardy.
Jennifer Widerstrom's team lost the weigh-in to fellow trainer Dolvett Quince's team. Jen's entire team posted a 2.48% weight-loss percentage compared to Dolvett's 2.73%.
On the losing team, Hope dropped from 220 to 218 pounds. She lost two pounds and posted a 0.91% weight-loss percentage.
Luis fell from 278 to 273 pounds, losing five pounds and posting a 1.80% weight-loss percentage.
Lauren Clark fell from 215 to 211 pounds. She shed four pounds and posted a 1.86% weight-loss percentage.
Roberto Hernandez lost seven pounds and posted a 2.22% weight-loss percentage after dropping from 315 to 308 pounds.
Vicki Clark dropped from 220 to 214 pounds, losing six pounds and posting a 2.73% weight-loss percentage.
Sarah Gilbert fell from 244 to 237 pounds. She shed seven pounds and posted a 2.87% weight-loss percentage.
Colby Wright lost nine pounds. After dropping from 309 to 300 pounds, he posted a 2.91% weight-loss percentage.
Rob Kidney lost the most weight on the losing team. He fell from 299 to 289 pounds, losing 10 pounds and posting a 3.34% weight-loss percentage.
Although Jen's team had lost the weigh-in, they won the challenge as well as the franchise's first-ever "Last Chance Challenge" moments before the weigh-in.
For the first challenge, the players were required to pull massive food trucks over 600 feet. Dolvett's team had to eat unhealthy food off the truck as a punishment for losing.
The "Last Chance Challenge" was a rowing relay. Four players on each team had to race to achieve 2,000 meters.
In a post-The Biggest Loser update, Hope started the competition weighing 232 pounds and she slimmed down to 200 pounds. Hope has finally put herself first again and her chances of getting pregnant have doubled due to her improved health.