'The Biggest Loser' ousts John "JJ" O'Malley for good, sends Jordan Alicandro to Comeback Canyon
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/19/2014
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.
John "JJ" O'Malley, a 22-year-old bouncer and former Arizona State University football player from Scottsdale, AZ, 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. JJ dropped from 300 to 292 pounds, losing eight pounds.
Scott needed to lose seven or more pounds to be safe, and he ended up falling from 259 to 251 pounds, shedding eight pounds as well.
Later in the episode, Jordan Alicandro, a 32-year-old regional sales manager and former high school baseball standout from Surrey, BC, Canada, got sent to Comeback Canyon after he fell below the red line by posting the lowest weight-loss percentage at the Week 13 weigh-in.
For the week's challenge in Hawaii, the contestants were required to grab a kayak, drag it into the water, and paddle out 1,000 feet to a buoy where they'd find a bag of puzzle pieces. Once they grabbed them, they'd bring the puzzle pieces back to shore and then complete a puzzle. Jordan won the challenge and received a helicopter tour of the island.
Jordan picked Toma Dobrosavljevic, a 33-year-old senior project manager and former high school soccer, football, volleyball and baseball player from Addison, IL, to go with him.
Sonya Jones, a 39-year-old PE teacher/coach and former All American softball player from Springfield, IL, dropped from 189 to 183 pounds, losing six pounds and posting a 3.17% weight-loss percentage.
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, fell from 240 to 230 pounds, dropping 10 pounds and posting a 4.17% percentage of weight-loss.
Toma also lost 10 pounds after dropping from 235 to 225. He therefore posted a 4.26% weight-loss percentage.
Rob Guiry, a 26-year-old head rugby coach at Western New England University and former rugby player from Springfield, MA, posted a 3.43% weight-loss percentage after falling from 350 to 338 pounds. He shed 12 pounds.
Jordan dropped from 233 to 227 pounds, losing six pounds and posting a 2.58% weight-loss percentage.
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Howard "Woody" Carter, a 46-year-old car salesman and former Arena League football player from Las Vegas, NV, fell from 306 to 294 pounds. He shed 12 pounds and posted a 3.92% weight-loss percentage.
The episode concluded with an update on JJ's weight-loss progress since his elimination.
JJ started The Biggest Loser weighing 392 pounds, and after losing 131 pounds total, he's currently at 261 pounds. JJ said he's in the best shape of his life and hopes to one day coach his little brother's football team.