'The Biggest Loser: Temptation Nation' sends Tonsheia "Toy" Grandison home
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/26/2016
The Biggest Loser: Temptation Nation eliminated Tonsheia "Toy" Grandison during the first half of Monday night's double episode on NBC.
Toy, a 35-year-old store manager and part-time caretaker at a girl's group home from Statesboro, GA, became the sixth 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.
The other members of Jennifer Widerstrom's team then voted Toy out instead of Vicki Clark, a 54-year-old women's healthcare nurse practitioner from Bladenboro, NC, who was also in jeopardy.
"Team Jen" lost the weigh-in to fellow trainer Dolvett Quince's team. Jen's entire team posted an average 2.09% weight-loss percentage compared to Dolvett's 3.22%.
On the losing team, Toy dropped from 282 to 278 pounds, losing four pounds and posting a 1.42% weight-loss percentage. Sadly, Toy had won a one-pound advantage on the scale during a prior luxury-item auction but chose not to use it because the advantage would've increased one pound every week it went unused.
Toy took the risk of not playing her advantage as to have an even better chance of surviving a future week. However, Dolvett immediately thought it was a bad idea, and host Bob Harper ultimately revealed if Toy had used it, she wouldn't have fallen below the yellow line to begin with.
Vicki fell from 205 to 202 pounds, shedding three pounds and posting a 1.46% weight-loss percentage.
Colby Wright lost four pounds and posted a 1.42% weight-loss percentage after falling from 282 to 278 pounds. His weight-loss counted for his team but not individually due to the fact he had won immunity during the luxury auction. Colby would've fallen below the yellow line with Toy without immunity.
Lauren Clark dropped from 202 to 199 pounds. She lost three pounds and posted a 1.49% weight-loss percentage.
Erin Willett fell from 205 to 200 pounds, losing five pounds and posting a 2.44% weight-loss percentage.
Luis Hernandez posted the highest weight-loss percentage on his team with 3.85%. Luis shed three pounds after falling from 260 to 250 pounds.
Although Jen's team lost the weigh-in, they won the Last Chance Challenge, which required three people from each team to flip 320-pound tires followed by 50 step-ups.
Colby, Lauren and Erin defeated Dolvett's team members Stephen Kmet, Felicia Buffkin and Roberto Hernandez.
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In a post-The Biggest Loser update, Toy dropped from 316 to 259 pounds and learned to let go of most of the pain and guilt she felt from losing her son in a drowning accident. Toy stopped blaming herself and started living again.