'The Biggest Loser' exiles Green team's Jennifer and Jay Jacobs
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/26/2011
The Biggest Loser: Couples exiled Green team members Jennifer Jacobs and Jay Jacobs to the "unknown" contestants' secret location and disclosed the training facility was Fitness Ridge, the new TheBiggest Loser resort in Malibu, CA, during Tuesday night's broadcast of the NBC reality weight-loss series' eleventh season.
The Biggest Loser: Couples' fourth episode began following the elimination of Dan Evans, a 54-year-old police captain from Oklahoma City, OK, after the competition's Week 3 weigh-in. The next day, The Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney met with the teams training on the ranch with Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels and revealed they would be competing in a temptation challenge.
The on-campus teams then learned one couple would be leaving The Biggest Loser ranch to join the "unknowns" and train with Cara Castronuova and Brett Hoebel for the entire week if they lost the challenge, which required each team to confront their all-time favorite food temptations.
Alison told the couples they would each spend three minutes alone surrounded by the food items high in calories and could choose to eat as much or as little as they desired. The team to eat the highest amount of calories would then be given the opportunity to pick which of the teams training on the ranch would be sent to work with the unknowns.
Since Irene Alvarado, a 26-year-old student from Portland, OR, and Don Evans, a 54-year-old police lieutenant from Oklahoma City, OK, were both left competing as singles because their partners were previously eliminated, they were instructed to pair up as a team.
During the temptation challenge, every team member decided to not eat any calories -- throwing away the chance to choose which team would be banished -- except for Arthur Wornum, a 34-year-old stay-at-home-dad and day care provider from Portland, OR.
Arthur ate one fried chicken leg that gave the Blue team -- which also included his father Jesse Wornum, a 61-year-old insurance agent also from Portland, OR -- a total of 150 calories, securing the win and the advantage.
Afterward, Arthur said he opted to compete in the challenge because he wanted to keep his fate in his own hands and didn't want another team to have the option to make him leave the ranch. He and Jesse then opted to send their toughest team to the secret location with the unknowns, selecting Jennifer, a 28-year-old digital media entrepreneur from Long Branch, NJ, and her father Jay, a 53-year-old entrepreneur from West Orange, NJ, on the Green team.
"My thinking would be we have to send our strongest team over there. I'm going to send the Green team," Arthur said.
"This is not what we had planned," Jay complained.
"Are you kidding me? We've worked this hard to be on top for these few weeks and you're going to throw us away?" Jennifer said.
Arthur then reiterated why he felt Jennifer and Jay were a good team to send to the secret location.
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"There's no doubt in my mind that they can go over there, work extremely hard, come back, and put a great number up on the scale," Arthur explained.
Afterward, Jennifer and Jay joined the other side for the week and discovered the unknowns were training at The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge in Malibu, CA, which opened its doors last summer.