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The Biggest Loser 13, Episode 14: Makeover MadnessPage 2
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Our guest appears on a monitor and we see it is First Lady Michelle Obama. Which they kind of spoiled in the preview last week, but I won't complain about that. Believe me, I've got plenty of other things to complain about. Michelle Obama compliments them for showing people can make changes in their lives. This group? Really? She invites them to the White House to show off their new looks. Alright, I admit it: that is awesome.
Jeannie Mei tells them they are going to meet the First Lady and reveal their new look at the White House. Buddy says this has never happened before in any of the seasons he has watched. Kim starts crying, which Jeannie notices and asks about. Kim says 14 weeks ago, if she'd had the same invitation, she would have told herself she wasn't worthy to do this. She says the fact that Michelle Obama acknowledges the change Kim has made is about as good as it gets. Jeannie talks to them some more about making them look more "Presidential" before taking Chris away from them.
Jeannie says she has an important change to get the contestants to acknowledge. We see Chris going into the back room where Jeannie Mei has three outfits on mannequins – Chris's three old outfits. Jeannie says she got the old clothes of all six contestants and she's making them face their old clothes one-on-one. Chris wore one outfit on her first taped interview and she now looks much better. We see all of the other contestants looking at their old clothing. Jeremy looks at them and remembers having to stretch his clothes. Buddy feels great to not be that big anymore. Mark can't believe the progress he is making. Conda puts on her old clothes and says she isn't comfortable in these clothes. She sees a lot of darkness in them.
Kim says that seeing her old clothes makes her feel punched in the gut. She says these old clothes were 88 pounds ago. Jeannie is amazed and says Kim has to deal with it. She wants Kim to try her old clothes on and Kim agrees. Kim puts the shirt and pants on and the pants are so loose that they fall down right away. Jeannie says this is the old Kim getting ready to go to dinner. Kim is ready to never see these again and she tosses that crap aside. Alright, it was cheesy, but nice to see some progress being made by them.
Jeannie wants them to have a sense of personality in their new looks. What if they have no personality at all? Kim is in a red dress, Jeremy is in a jacket, and Chris is in a black dress. Chris can't wait until she gets to D.C. and everyone can acknowledge the new her. Buddy is in a suit. Conda is in a black dress and she loves it. She can see that the 84 pounds are gone now.
Mark comes out last in gray pants and a sweater. Jeanie says Mark looks years younger and tells him to look in the mirror. Mark begins to cry and says he doesn't recognize the old him. No offense, but Mark does not look younger, mostly because what little hair he does have has grown out and is all gray. Just an observation. Buddy likes the look a lot and remembers he used to be afraid. Kim is a size six now, which feels like success. She says this makeover is really just the icing on the cake, letting them all know they've changed a tremendous amount.
They head off to Ken Paves's salon. Chris is super excited for this. Ken welcomes them and introduces a friend of his whose name is irrelevant because she's only here to advertise hair-coloring products. Ken says it's time for him to work out their hair and asks if they're excited. They're excited and ready for makeover madness.
Ken first talks with Chris, and asks if she's having a hard time and still views herself as old Chris. Chris agrees and Ken says this is why the makeover is so important. When one looks in the mirror and see a face that looks similar, they only see the old self. Ken wants to give Chris sexy short hair. Ken's friend advertises a hair highlight product that can help her. NBC, this show is only an hour long. Can we please not have any in-show ads just this once?
Chris is ready to look younger. We get a hair-cutting montage, and it’s nice to get a different kind of montage. Kim is getting shiny hair with volume from Ken. She says she's ready to take D.C. by storm. Ken asks Conda about the last time she got her hair cut and Conda says it was three years ago. Sweet lord. Ken wants to give her a short hair cut and gets her to make the first cut. Ken is excited because everyone's hair is done, but nervous because his haircuts are meeting the First Lady.
Cut to D.C. and the White House. Bob and Dolvett look like Secret Service agents and are sitting inside waiting for the contestants. I'm going to call the agents Bob and Dolvett. Bob is excited about makeover week and Dolvett says it's a magical day. Mark goes in first. He says the guy he was before was not confident and struggled with guilt. We flash back to Mark before the show and see the new Mark walking into the lobby of the White House. Mark lost his goatee and got a suit. Dolvett thinks he lost some pounds with the goatee and you can't hate on the bald head. Mark’s head actually looks a lot smaller just from the loss of hair. He kind of looks like Lex Luthor. Yes, really.
Bob says it's interesting that when he started this experience, Mark came in with his son for his son. How is it for Mark? Mark says for him, that's never what was supposed to happen, so he had to change his mindset when it did. Mark is here for a reason; both he and Chism will be fine. Dolvett says that attitude has led him to that spot. They tell Mark to stand where they are and that they have one more surprise.
The two leave and Mark's family enters, minus Chism oddly. Mark begins to cry and hugs his other son and daughter. He says it's overwhelming because he missed them so much. Mark doesn't care what the rest of this day holds because it's as good as it will get. He hugs his wife, Cathy. Cathy says Mark being gone has made her appreciate him so much more. Mark says while it's overwhelming, a part of him is sad Chism couldn't share this with them. Why?
Chris is going in next. She says the emotions she's feeling have put her in awe of the fact that she's here. Agents Bob and Dolvett are amazed by Chris who no longer has glasses but now has brown hair. Bob says Chris looks incredible and she no longer looks like she's in her sixties. Chris says 14 weeks ago she would have never walked into the White House with this energy.<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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