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The Biggest Loser 4 Finale: Who Is The Biggest Loser?Page 2
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Further video skips quickly between the four. We see Isabeau is doing better on the diet that she was in the gym. Then we learn Julie is comforted when she can find familiar foods in the store. Isabeau reminds us she is the largest female in the history of the show and would love to be the first female winner. Actually, the Australian version has featured three larger women so far, but Isabeau is correct about the American editions. And Julie tells the camera that she’s not afraid of Bill and he should “bring it on.” If Jim’s results are any indication, he’s going to be bringing a lot more than she can handle!
As the clips end, the three ladies vow to be the first female Biggest Loser, while Bill simply informs us he will be the next Biggest Loser, or die trying.
Back live, Alison brings the final four onto the stage. First out is Julie, who looks pretty tiny. She tells Alison how happy she is that next month, she’ll be speaking in front of Congress about nutrition and healthy living. After missing so many Christmas parties at her husband’s office… this year, the party is tonight, and she’s missing it again!
Hollie is brought out second, and she looks very nice too, including what might just be a quarter-million-dollar smile. She has changed almost everything in her life and now embraces her healthy lifestyle.
Isabeau is the third finalist on stage, and she has cleaned up nicely as well. She reveals that she has become a personal trainer herself!
Finally… Bill. Boy, he hasn’t been hitting the baklava table much; he looks even smaller than Jim! Alison has a pair of his old pants on hand and tells us they are size 54 waist. Bill informs us that he now wears a 32. Alison wonders if both twins could get into those pants now. I don’t think so, but the change in both is remarkable.
Hollie and Isabeau look super, but there’s no chance they are going to beat Bill. Julie looks great too, but she never had the starting numbers to take the title.
Some awkward interviews between Alison and the nervous final four ensue. When it ends, Alison tells Bill that as the biggest loser on Campus, he gets to set the order in which the four will be weighed. He decides they will go in ascending-age order.
More previously-aired material precedes each weigh-in. In Bill’s segment, he says, “Biggest Loser Campus is a place where hope stays alive and dreams come true.” Well said!
In the middle of the weigh-in, a sneak preview if the new season is run. Stand fast, my hearty readers, for sometime before Christmas, a more in-depth report is coming right here to RealityNewsOnline. For now, I’m skipping past this oddly placed promo.
I mean, there are only four contestants; can’t we just do the weigh-in without interruption? And really, were two commercial breaks actually necessary – sheesh! So without further ado, here are the results that we’ve been waiting to see all season.
So as expected, Bill is the winner of The Biggest Loser 4 and claims the $250,000 prize. He probably feels the same amount of relief that the New England Patriots will feel after they win the Super-Bowl to complete their undefeated season. Bill’s win was never really in doubt, but the darnedest things get in your head at 3 AM sometimes.
There’s no mention of any runner-up prizes, so Julie will just have to be content with her new car.
I applaud the three ladies for attacking what must have seemed like an insurmountable task, but if they had any bets going, it must have been on who finished second. I calculate that Julie needed to lose an additional 11 pounds to beat Bill. Another way of looking at this is to say that Bill could have retained 15 of his pounds and still won.
In the last three months, based on the weight they were when they left Campus (not original weight), Julie has experienced the best results, losing 39 more pounds, or 17.39 percent of that weight. Hollie is next at 16.08 percent, Bill registers 11.98 percent, and Isabeau’s loss is another 10.74 percent.
Bill did not lose the most weight this season, though. As you can tell from the first table, that honor goes to his twin brother Jim. The same table also shows a delicious execution of karma on Neil. Had Neil made it into the final four, he would have won it all!
The season is almost over. A ton of confetti falls as Bill hugs his family. Over all the commotion and screaming, Alison shouts out a promo to remind us to tune in next season. Partway through, a piece of falling glitter goes right into her mouth! She fishes it out with élan and completes her speech. That was one for the highlight reel!
My Opinion: There was concern in some circles that the title winner might not be true biggest loser. Maybe so, but Bill made a fight out of it and overall, finished a close third. Julie surprised me a lot by finishing in second place to Bill, fourth overall, and nailed the best result among the women.
I will always be a fan of the delightful Caroline Rhea, but I thought Alison did a great job in her inaugural effort of hosting the live finale. She was never flustered and kept things moving.
Next Time: “Next time” for this show is not so far away – New Year’s Day. Join me here soon for a recap of all the action from the first episode of the fifth season, sprinkled with my own reactions and opinions.
Until then, let me know what you think about it all at the eAddress below! And in the meantime, those of you who can get the Canadian SLICE channel, keep watching Biggest Loser Australia, Season 1!
More at home with popcorn than push-ups, Brian can be reached at email@example.com. He’d like to hear your opinions and promises to respond to all serious email!
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