The Biggest Loser 14

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The Biggest Loser: Challenge America is the fourteenth season of the NBC reality television series entitled The Biggest Loser. The contestants will compete to win a $250,000 prize, which will be awarded to the contestant with the highest percentage of weight lost. It premiered on January 6, 2013. Alongside veteran trainer Bob Harper and returning trainer Dolvett Quince, Jillian Michaels returned for the first time since Season 11. The contestants have been split into 3 teams, the white team trained by Jillian, the blue team by Bob, and the Red team by Dolvett. In addition, three younger contestants (ages 13-16) are participating, but not subject to elimination. This will be the first time since season 12 that America will decide who makes it to the live finale.


A total of fifteen contestants are competing in the season, divided into three teams: Red, Blue and White. Three teenagers are also participating, but are not subject to elimination.

NameTeamSinglesStatusTotal Votes
Noah "Biingo" Gray, 13, New Windsor, MD Blue Team Blue Not on Ranch
Lindsay Bravo, 13, Fillmore, CA Red Team Red Not on Ranch
Sanjana "Sunny" Chandrasekar, 16, Rochester, NY White Team White Not on Ranch
Nicole "Nikki" Davis, 26, Chatsworth, CA White Team Quit Week 1
Thomas "TC" Pool, 31, Albany, OR White Team Eliminated Week 1
Nathan Montgomery, 25, Colorado Springs, CO White Team Eliminated Week 2
Cate Laughlan, 27, Ransomville, NY Red Team Eliminated Week 3 3
Pamela "Pam" Geil, 43, New York, NY White Team Eliminated Week 4
Lisa Rambo, 37, Hudson, WI Red Team Eliminated Week 5 3
David Jones, 51, Kiefer, OK Blue Team Eliminated Week 6 3
Michael Dorsey, 34, Baltimore, MD Blue Team Grey Eliminated Week 7 3
Francelina Morillo, 25, Albany, NY Red Team Orange Eliminated Week 8
Alexandra "Alex" Reid, 24, Carrollton, TX Blue Team Green Eliminated Week 9 2
Jeff Nichols, 24, Monroe, MI Blue Team Aqua
Dannielle "Danni" Allen, 26, Wheeling, IL White Team Pink
Gina McDonald, 47, Hoover, AL Blue Team Purple
Jackson Carter, 21, Layton, UT Red Team Yellow
Joe Ostaszewski, 43, Williston, FL Red Team Maroon

The "Total Votes" column indicates the number of votes cast against the contestant when he/she was eliminated.
^ This contestant quit the competition.
^ This contestant fell below the Red Line, and was eliminated without any votes.
^ This contestant lost a weigh-in and was eliminated without any votes, due to having the lower percentage of weight loss on a team with just two remaining contestants.


Contestants are listed in reverse chronological order of elimination.

Contestant Age Height Starting
Week Semi-
Finale Weight
Danni 26 5'6" 258239234228222213207201194184174
Gina 47 5'1" 245230223215206197193184180173163
Jackson 21 5'6" 328306302300288280279 266261250235
Jeff 24 5'11" 388359359348342329323312308295276
Joe 43 6'2" 364338326317310299291279273261244
Alex 24 5'4" 240231225221217207204198195187
Francelina 25 5'6" 267248242237231224217213211
Michael 34 6'1" 444423409396384371363353
David 51 5'9" 307287278272263253250
Lisa 37 5'7" 246230225223214209
Pam 43 5'6" 237227219210207
Cate 27 5'5" 237225220218
Nathan 25 6'3" 359339334
TC 31 6'0" 376361
Nikki 26 5'11" X280WD Did not attend
{{colorbox}} Week's Biggest Loser (Team or Individuals)
{{colorbox}} Week's Biggest Loser and Immunity
{{colorbox}} Immunity (Challenge or Weigh-in)
{{colorbox}} Results from At-Home Players
{{colorbox}} Contestant Withdraws before Weigh-In
{{colorbox}} Underweight (less than 18.5 BMI)
{{colorbox}} Normal (18.5 " 24.9 BMI)
{{colorbox}} Overweight (25 " 29.9 BMI)
{{colorbox}} Obese Class I (30 " 34.9 BMI)
{{colorbox}} Obese Class II (35 " 39.9 BMI)
{{colorbox}} Obese Class III (greater than 40 BMI)
{{colorbox}} $250,000 Winner (among the finalists)
{{colorbox}} $100,000 Winner (among the eliminated contestants)

Weigh-In Difference History

Contestant Week
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Finale
Danni -19 -5 -6 -6 -9 -6 -6 -7 -10 -10
Gina -15 -7 -8 -9 -9 -4 -9 -4 -7 -10
Jackson -22 -4 -2 -12 -8 -1 -13 -5 -11 -15
Jeff -29 0 -11 -6 -13 -6 -11 -4 -13 -19
Joe -26 -12 -9 -7 -11 -8 -12 -6 -12 -17
Alex -9 -6 -4 -4 -10 -3 -6 -3 -8
Francelina -19 -6 -5 -6 -7 -7 -4 -2
Michael -21 -14 -13 -12 -13 -8 -10
David -20 -9 -6 -9 -10 -3
Lisa -16 -5 -2 -9 -5
Pam -10 -8 -9 -3
Cate -12 -5 -2
Nathan -20 -5
TC -15
Nikki XX

Weigh-In Percentage History

Contestant Week
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Finale
Danni -7.36% -2.09% -2.56% -2.63% -4.05% -2.88% -2.90% -3.48% -5.15% -5.43%
Gina -6.12% -3.04% -3.59% -4.19% -4.37% -2.03% -4.66% -2.17% -3.89% -5.78%
Jackson -6.71% -1.31% -0.66% -4.00% -2.78% -0.36% -4.66% -1.88% -4.21% -6.00%
Jeff -7.47% 0.00% -3.06% -1.72% -3.80% -1.82% -3.41% -1.28% -4.22% -6.44%
Joe -7.14% -3.55% -2.76% -2.21% -3.55% -2.68% -4.12% -2.15% -4.40% -6.51%
Alex -3.75% -2.60% -1.78% -1.81% -4.61% -1.45% -2.94% -1.52% -4.10%
Francelina -7.12% -2.42% -2.07% -2.53% -3.03% -3.13% -1.84% -0.94%
Michael -4.73% -3.31% -3.18% -3.03% -3.39% -2.16% -2.75%
David -6.51% -3.14% -2.16% -3.31% -3.80% -1.19%
Lisa -6.50% -2.17% -0.89% -4.04% -2.34%
Pam -4.22% -3.52% -4.11% -1.43%
Cate -5.06% -2.22% -0.91%
Nathan -5.57% -1.47%
TC -3.99%
Nikki X X



Voting History

Contestant Week
Eliminated Nikki
Nathan Cate Pam Lisa David Michael Francelina Alex None
Danni X X X X X X Michael XAlex X
Gina X X X X X David Michael X? X
Jackson X X Lisa X Lisa X ? X X X
Jeff X X X X X David Michael X? X
Joe X X Cate X Lisa X ? X Alex X
Alex X X X X X ? Francelina X X Eliminated Week 9
Francelina X X Cate X Lisa X X X Eliminated Week 8
Michael X X X X X David X Eliminated Week 7
David X X X X X Jeff Eliminated Week 6
Lisa X X Cate X Jackson Eliminated Week 5
Pam X X X X Eliminated Week 4
Cate X X Jackson Eliminated Week 3
Nathan X X Eliminated Week 2
TC X Eliminated Week 1
Nikki WD Withdrew Week 1
{{colorbox}} Immunity
{{colorbox}} Immunity, vote not revealed
{{colorbox}} Immunity, unable to vote
{{colorbox}} Below yellow line, unable to vote
{{colorbox}} Below red line, only player left on the losing team, or player on the losing team (of only 2 remaining contestants) with the lower percentage of weight loss, automatically eliminated
{{colorbox}} On the losing team, escaped the red line
{{colorbox}} Not in elimination, unable to vote
{{colorbox}} Eliminated or not in house
{{colorbox}} Contestant quit the competition
{{colorbox}} Valid vote cast
{{colorbox}} Vote not revealed or unknown
{{colorbox}} Below yellow line, America's vote
{{colorbox}} $250,000 winner (among the finalists)

Weekly summary

Week 1: "We're Back... And So Is Jillian"

First aired January 6, 2013

Thousands of hopeful contestants gathered at a theater to find out which fifteen contestants will participate in the new season. Alison Sweeney first introduced the three teenage ambassadors who will compete in the game as the face of childhood obesity: Biingo, Lindsay and Sunny. These contestants will lose weight alongside all the contestants and support their team color throughout the entire season. Afterwards, the trainers Bob, Dolvett and returnee Jillian face the crowd and re-introduce themselves to the new outreach of the show. Alison then called up the fifteen official contestants one by one. Among them are 34-year-old Michael, a father who wants to reach out for his only son; 21-year-old Jackson, the show's first openly gay contestant who wants to stand up for his bullying and sexuality; and 31-year-old TC, a father of three that vowed to lose weight after a tragic car accident that physically affected his older son's capabilities.

The fifteen arrive at the Ranch to find out their assigned teams and get straight into the gym for their first workout. While the adults worked out in the gym, Dolvett worked with the teens outside with activity-based exercises. The next day, the contestants competed in their first competition of the season. Teams had to spell out the word "The Biggest Loser" by scavenging for letters in a ball pit. The teens directed the adults from bungee in the air. It was a close three team battle, but the White Team successfully spelled it first, winning the team a five pound advantage in the first weigh-in. For the last-chance workout, the contestants still showed extreme struggle in the gym, especially for White Team's Nikki. When Jillian worked with Nikki one-on-one, she still lacked motivation and concentration. A frustrated Jillian gave her two options: keep on exercising or walk out. Nikki's emotional toll proved to be too much, and decided to walk out of the ranch for good.

At the first weigh-in of the season, contestants received the surprising news of the Red Line, meaning the losing team's last placer would automatically be eliminated by the end of the night. With the White Team's five pound advantage, the four player team lost a total of 69 pounds. The Red Team had to lose more than 80 pounds to stay alive, and succeeded with 95 pounds. Lastly, the Blue Team had to lose 91 pounds to beat White. Despite Alex's shocking weight loss of only nine pounds, the team was spared with 94 pounds. With 3.99% of weight loss, TC lost the least between Danni, Nathan and Pam, and was therefore eliminated. At the end of the episode, it was revealed that TC currently weighed at 320 pounds, losing 56 pounds since his weight loss journey.

Week 2: "Keep Moving"

First aired January 7, 2013

Another week begins at the ranch with Alison's news that another red line elimination will occur for the second straight week. Teams trained in specially built outdoor gyms by their trainers for the entire week. The White Team's motivation wasn't enough for Jillian, continuing with her "tough love" training method. Because of their lack of working harder for the week, Jillian takes her team inside to personally improve and rejuvenate their skills. For Week 2's challenge, Biingo, Lindsay and Sunny returned with their teams alongside NFL player Antonio Gates. Teams competed against each other in football obstacle courses to test their speed, strength and agility. With a three for three, the White Team pulled another surprising win. The White Team won Sunny's school a $5,000 grant and a visit with a fellow NFL football player.

On the second weigh-in, the Blue Team hit a strong note until Jeff's shocking zero weight loss for the week. The Red Team easily surpassed Blue's total weight loss. The White Team lost only one pound shy of beating the Blue Team. Nathan fell victim to the red line with his five pound weight loss, and was eliminated. Since leaving the ranch, Nathan recently weighed in at 299, a 60 pound weight loss, and proposed to his girlfriend.

Week 3: "Cut the Junk"

First aired January 14, 2013

The third week began with a trivia challenge about childhood obesity. The team who accumulated the least points would suffer the disadvantage of being isolated in a temptation room full of junk food and video games. The Red Team won the challenge with 3,000 points. With the Blue and White Team tied in at 2,000 points, both teams faced a tie-breaker question in which the White Team won. The Blue Team's loss gave them the disadvantage of being locked in the room for 4 hours a day for the whole week. Back home with the teenagers, Dr. Joanna Dolgoff visited their parents for their continuous benefit. The ranch, later in the week, went forward with another weekly challenge to win groceries for a year. Team members had to rummage through a sticky pit of bubblegum to a giant gumball machine, operating the machines until they obtained twenty for their team. With the White Team with only two members, Danni was recruited to help the Blue Team and Pam to cheer on for the Red Team (because she was not medically fit for the challenge). Red won their team challenge.

At the weigh-in, tensions ran high yet again with the White Team. But first, the Blue Team posed a strong team percentage of 2.81% despite the temptation room. However after Cate's, Jackson's and Lisa's weight loss of two pounds, the Red Team finished with a weak 1.52%. After two painful weeks, the White Team achieved their first weigh-in victory with Danni's six pound weight loss and Pam's staggering nine pound weight loss. The Red Team suffered their first weigh-in loss, and faced the brand new elimination voting booth adjacent to the gym. Joe, being the team's highest percentage, was immune from elimination. With three votes, Cate was eliminated. Returning home, Cate weighs in at 196 pounds with a 41 pound weight loss.

Week 4: "Pay it Forward"

First aired January 21, 2013

The trainers left the ranch to work with the teenagers, leaving the adults to work-out on their own.

Pam was eliminated automatically, leaving only one member of the white team.

Week 5: "Waist & Money"

First aired January 28, 2013

Week 6: "Lead by Example"

First aired February 4, 2013

Week 7: "Tough Love"

First aired February 11, 2013

The teams are all split up and everyone has a new color.Alison explains that there will be a yellow line and the two people with the lowest percentage of weight loss will fall below the yellow line and the others will decide which one to eliminate.The challenge was a temptation the person who ate the most calories would get a two pound advantage on the scale and would also give another player a two pound advantage.Francelina wins the challenge barely beating Alexandra and she earned herself a two pound advantage and she gave the Alexandra the other two.The other challenge involved an ice skating rink and a flashing light,when the light shined on a spot each player would have to run to it the last player to get there in each round would lose,and the winner would get letters from home and letters for another person.Danni wins the challenge and she gives Gina and Michael the letters.At the weigh in Alex breaks through the one hundreds losing 6 lbs and keeping her safe,while Michael and Francelina fall below and the group decides to vote off Michael.Michael is now at home with his family and him and his wife had their vows renewed and he has lost 124lbs.

Week 8: "Be Yourself"

First aired February 18, 2013

Week 8 started with a twist after Allison offered all of the contestants immunity, if they could collectively lose 70 pounds. If the group failed to meet the goal, the person with the lowest percentage of weight loss would fall below the red line. After a pop challenge about nutrition and a fitness test (where the kids served as ambassadors), the weight needed was reduced to 61 pounds. In the gym, ebullience transformed into tension after several contestants were giving up. Gina blew a fuse after a conflict with Joe, causing Jillian to grow very frustrated. Alex was also swathed in a defeatist mind-set after Jillian stressed that she wasn't doing her absolute best. Despite this emotional rollercoaster, they managed to mend fences.

At the challenge, the contestants had to dig sand from dunes, finding five green arrows. Once they found all five, they had to retrieve a flag and race to the end of the pier to hoist it. They managed to do so with six seconds to spare, giving them another 10 pound advantage. Instead of showing a last chance workout, the players went through a trust building exercise, where two people would hold hands and sidestep across a thin wire, as the gap increased between wires. Even though there were tense pairings (such as Gina and Joe), the contestants got to experience trust on a whole new level.

At the weigh in, the goal number was 51 pounds. There were a lot of mixed feelings, as Gina's positive mind-set ticked Jillian off, the latter saying that Gina should have been positive this whole week. Danni lost 7 pounds, starting the team off strong, and falling into "one"-derland. However, the rest of the contestants pulled dismal numbers: Joe lost 6, Alex lost 3, Jackson lost 5, and Gina and Jeff lost 4. Jeff, positive that he would go home, was left speechless when Francelina only lost 2 pounds, falling below the red line. Francelina was eliminated, and Jeff especially was very upset about it, as he and Francelina formed a very special bond throughout the competition. Since leaving the ranch, Francelina is down to 190 pounds, a 77 pound weight loss. She looks at exercise as a form of catharsis, and she and Jeff are officially dating.

Week 9: "Face Your Fears"

First aired February 25, 2013

Week 9 began with a challenge that gave the winner a one-pound weight advantage. The contestants placed blocks on other contestants' podiums. The winner was the contestant who placed the most blocks on other contestants' podiums to "protect" them from going home for a week. Jackson was begging other contestants to save Gina and his plan worked, and he was to be sent home. Joe won the challenge, placing 20 blocks, and earned the one-pound weight advantage. When Jackson was told he had to choose one other contestant to go home with him off the ranch, Jeff volunteered to go. At the other challenge the contestants had to hold 40% of their weight or else they would fall seven stories, the last one standing would win immunity for that week. Gina won, earning immunity, as long as she didn't gain weight. The contestants had to face their biggest fear Gina had to lay in a coffin until she told Jillian why she needed to be at the ranch, while Danni had to sing in public, Alex had to get down and dirty in the mud, and Joe had to swim 100 meters. At the weigh in Gina lost 7lbs with immunity she was safe, Jackson and Alex both fell below the yellow line by 1 lb. At the elimination, Alex was voted off. Since she first started at The Biggest Loser, she has lost 70 lbs.

Week 10: "Makeover"

First aired March 4, 2013

The contestants learn that it is makeover week. Tim Gunn and Ken Paves arrive to help the contestants find new looks to help them complete their transformations. Following their makeovers, all of the contestants are sent home for the rest of the week, where they reveal their new bodies to their friends and family members. As the contestants settle back into life at home, they are given a challenge from Allison: if the contestants can lose 5% of their respective body weights while at home, they will be granted immunity. Anyone who fails to lose 5% of his or her body weight will be up for elimination.

After their week at home, the contestants return to the ranch for the weigh in. Danni is up first. To win immunity, she needs to lose at least nine pounds. She manages to lose ten, successfully meeting her goal and winning immunity. Jackson is next. He needs to lose a minimum of twelve pounds to win immunity. He loses fifteen pounds and wins immunity as well. Joe weighs in next. He needs to lose at least fourteen pounds to win immunity, but has a personal goal to lose at least fifteen pounds. He exceeds both goals, losing a total of seventeen pounds. Jeff is the fourth to weigh in, and to win immunity he must also lose at least fourteen pounds. He loses a whopping nineteen pounds, demolishing his goal and securing immunity for himself. Gina is the final contestant to weigh in. Because her weight is relatively low, she is very nervous about being able to achieve the eight-pound loss needed to win immunity. Her fears turn out to be unfounded, as she successfully loses ten pounds. Because all of the contestants hit their weight-loss goals, everyone was able to stay on the ranch for another week.

Week 11 : "Down to the Wire"

First aired March 11, 2013

The contestants prepare for their final weigh-in on the ranch, where they'll do battle with not one but two elimination lines.

U.S. Nielsen ratings

Order Airdate Rating/Share
1 January 6, 2013 3.0/8 6.99 2 7
2 January 7, 2013 2.4/6 6.39 1 1
3 January 14, 2013 2.4/6 6.32 3 7
4 January 21, 2013 2.4/6 6.07 3 7
5 January 28, 2013 2.3/6 6.18 3 5
6 February 4, 2013 2.1/5 5.80 4 9
7 February 11, 2013 2.0/5 5.58 4 10
8 February 18, 2013 2.1/5 5.65 4 9
9 February 25, 2013 2.2/6 5.75 4 9
10 March 4, 2013 2.2/6 5.95 3 5

See also

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