The Biggest Loser: Second Chances 2

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The Biggest Loser:
Second Chances 2
GenreReality TV
Created byDave Broome
Presented byAlison Sweeney
StarringBob Harper
Dolvett Quince
Jillian Michaels
Narrated byAlison Sweeney
Country of originUnited States
Production
Producer(s)Shine America
25/7 Productions
3Ball Productions
Running time60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runOctober 15, 2013 – present
Chronology
Preceded byChallenge America
External links
Website
 
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The Biggest Loser:
Second Chances 2
GenreReality TV
Created byDave Broome
Presented byAlison Sweeney
StarringBob Harper
Dolvett Quince
Jillian Michaels
Narrated byAlison Sweeney
Country of originUnited States
Production
Producer(s)Shine America
25/7 Productions
3Ball Productions
Running time60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runOctober 15, 2013 – present
Chronology
Preceded byChallenge America
External links
Website

The Biggest Loser: Second Chances 2 is the fifteenth and current 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 October 15, 2013.[1]

Contestants[edit]

NameTeamSinglesStatusTotal Votes
Fernanda Abarca, 32, Montrose, CAWhite TeamEliminated Week 2[R]
Ruben Studdard, Returned Week 6Red TeamEliminated Week 4
Craig Arrington, 30, Wilson, NCWhite TeamSaved Week 1
Eliminated Week 5
[R]
Bobby Saleem, 28, Chicago, ILBlue Team
Chelsea Arthurs, 28, Raleigh, NCBlue Team
Hap Holmstead, 26, Pleasant Grove, UTBlue Team
Holley Mangold, 24, Columbus, OhioBlue Team
Matt Hooper, 38, Georgetown, MABlue TeamSaved Week 6
Jennifer Messer, 42, Abingdon, VARed Team
David Brown, 43, Edmond, OKRed Team
Rachel Frederickson, 24, Los Angeles, CARed Team
Ruben Studdard, 35, Birmingham, ALRed Team
Tanya Winfield, 41, Plainfield, ILRed TeamSaved Week 3
Jay Sheets, 38, Farmington, MOWhite Team
Marie Pearl, 30, Springfield, MOWhite Team
Tumi Oguntala, 41, Clifton Park, NYWhite Team

The "Total Votes" column indicates the number of votes cast against the contestant when he/she was eliminated.
^[Q] This contestant quit the competition.
^[R] This contestant fell below the Red Line, and was eliminated without any votes.
^[E1] 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.

Weigh-Ins[edit]

Contestants are listed in reverse chronological order of elimination.

ContestantAgeHeightStarting
BMI
Current
BMI
Starting
Weight
WeekSemi-
Final
FinaleWeight
Lost
Percentage
Lost
12345678910111213
Bobby286'1"47.238.7358338328321317298293
Chelsea285'6"38.932.6241229223220215202197
David436'3"51.141.7409371360354347334317
Hap266'4"49.142.4403386373368363348340
Holley245'9"51.843.7351335325319315296291
Jay385'10"42.633.1297274263253244231226
Jennifer425'7"41.735.1266255246242236224220
Marie305'6"42.736.6249240235229225213207
Matt386'3"44.536.7356333325319315294290
Rachel245'4"44.634.0260239231224216198195
Ruben356'3"57.752.9462441431428423409401
Tanya415'7"41.035.1262246242242239224220
Tumi415'8"48.540.6319305297287280267256
Craig306'1"50.844.3385372361357350336
Fernanda325'7"39.237.0250238236
Notes
  • Jillian used her save with Craig, in Week 1, Dolvett used his save with Tanya, in Week 3, and Bob used his save with Matt, in Week 6.
  • During Week 4, Jillian gave some supplements to the White Team, without doctors' permission. So, in the following weigh-in, Alison revealed the last weigh-in had been invalid, and so the Blue Team would, once again, be immune, and Ruben, the contestant eliminated in Week 4, would be brought back. And also because of that fact, Jillian's team would receive a 4 pounds disadvantage (1 pound for each member of the team).
Standings
     Week's Biggest Loser (Team or Individuals)
     Week's Biggest Loser and Immunity
     Immunity (Challenge or Weigh-in)
     Results from At-Home Players
     Contestant Withdraws before Weigh-In
     Contestant was Saved by the respective Trainer
Teams
     Bob's Team
     Jillian's Team
     Dolvett's Team
BMI
     Underweight (less than 18.5 BMI)
     Normal (18.5 – 24.9 BMI)
     Overweight (25 – 29.9 BMI)
     Obese Class I (30 – 34.9 BMI)
     Obese Class II (35 – 39.9 BMI)
     Obese Class III (greater than 40 BMI)
Winners
     $250,000 Winner (among the finalists)
     $100,000 Winner (among the eliminated contestants)

Weigh-In Difference History[edit]

ContestantWeek
1234567891011Finale
Bobby-20-10-7-4-19-5
Chelsea-12-6-3-5-13-5
David-38-11-6-7-13-17
Hap-17-13-5-5-15-8
Holley-16-10-6-4-19-5
Jay-23-11-10-9-13-5
Jennifer-11-9-4-6-12-4
Marie-9-5-6-4-12-6
Matt-23-8-6-4-21-4
Rachel-21-8-7-8-18-3
Ruben-21-10-3-5-14-8
Tanya-16-40-3-15-4
Tumi-14-8-10-7-13-11
Craig-13-11-4-7-14
Fernanda-12-2

Weigh-In Percentage History[edit]

ContestantWeek
1234567891011Finale
Bobby-5.59%-3.05%-2.13%-1.25%-5.99%-1.67%
Chelsea-4.98%-2.62%-1.35%-2.27%-6.05%-2.47%-
David-9.29%-2.96%-1.67%-1.98%-3.75%-5.08%
Hap-4.22%-3.37%-1.34%-1.36%-4.13%-2.29%
Holley-4.56%-2.99%-1.85%-1.25%-6.03%-1.68%
Jay-7.74%-4.01%-3.80%-3.56%-5.33%-2.16%
Jennifer-4.14%-3.53%-1.63%-2.48%-5.08%-1.78%
Marie-3.61%-2.08%-2.55%-1.75%-5.33%-2.81%
Matt-6.46%-2.40%-1.85%-1.25%-6.67%-1.36%
Rachel-8.08%-3.35%-3.03%-3.57%-8.33%-1.51%
Ruben-4.55%-2.27%-0.70%-1.17%-3.31%-1.95%
Tanya-6.11%-1.63%0.00%-1.24%-6.28%-1.78%
Tumi-4.39%-2.62%-3.37%-2.44%-4.64%-4.11%
Craig-3.38%-2.96%-1.11%-1.96%-4.00%
Fernanda-4.80%-0.84%

Leaderboard[edit]

ContestantAgeHeightStarting
BMI
Starting
Weight
Current
BMI
Current
Weight
LbsPercent
Bobby286' 00"48.635839.729365-18.2%
Chelsea285' 06"38.924131.819744-18.3%
David436' 04"49.840938.631792-22.5%
Hap266' 04"49.140341.434063-15.6%
Holley245' 09"51.835143.029160-17.1%
Jay385' 10"42.629732.422671-23.9%
Jennifer425' 08"40.426633.522046-17.3%
Marie305' 06"40.224933.420742-16.9%
Matt386' 03"44.535636.229066-18.5%
Rachel245' 04"44.626033.519565-25%
Tanya415' 08"39.826233.522042-16%
Tumi415' 08"48.531938.925663-19.7%
Ruben356' 03"57.746250.140161-13.2%
BMI
     Normal (18.5 - 24.9 BMI)
     Overweight (25 - 29.9 BMI)
     Obese Class I (30 - 34.9 BMI)
     Obese Class II (35 - 39.9 BMI)
     Obese Class III (greater than 40 BMI)

Elimination History[edit]

ContestantWeek #
Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Finale
EliminatedCraigFernandaTanya RubenCraigMatt
BobbyXXXXXX
ChelseaXXXXXX
DavidXXXXXX
HapXXXXXX
HolleyXXXXXX
JayXXXXXX
JenniferXXXXXX
MarieXXXXXX
MattXXXXXSaved
RachelXXXXXX
RubenXXXVOIDXX
TanyaXXSavedXXX
TumiXXXXXX
CraigSavedXXXXEliminated Week 5
FernandaXXEliminated Week 2
      Immunity
  ?  Immunity, vote not revealed
  X  Immunity, unable to vote
  Saved  Contestant saved by their respective trainer
  X  Below yellow line, unable to vote
  X  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
  VOID  Contestant returns due to voided elimination
  X  On the losing team, escaped the red line
  X  Not in elimination, unable to vote
      Eliminated or not in house
      Last person eliminated (at the finale) via public voting
  WD  Contestant quit the competition
      Valid vote cast
  ?  Vote not revealed or unknown
  X  Below yellow line, America's vote
      $250,000 winner (among the finalists)

Weekly summary[edit]

Week 1: "Second Chances"[edit]

First aired October 15, 2013
For the first time in Biggest Loser history when the trainers got to pick the contestants who would train with them on the ranch. The contestants arrive on the ranch and have the first day of training. Ruben Studdard of American Idol is among the contestants. Then the next day the trainers picked the contestants, the Red (Dolvett), White (Jillian), and Blue (Bob). When it came to the weigh in Jillian's team lost. And Craig was under the red line, automatically eliminated but Jillian used her 'Trainer Save' to keep him in the game.

Week 2: "A Game of Chance"[edit]

First aired October 22, 2013
This week each trainer must roll a die with their contestants on them whatever's face is on the top their weigh is the only one that counts at the weigh in. Meanwhile the contestants faced their first challenge of the season. It starts where each team are strapped to one another and much work together to fill up their tank with water to a certain level. Also in this challenge they had to roll a die to determine how many buckets they can carry to their tank. At the end of the challenge the Blue team won. And they got an extra die to roll to see if they want to use that contestant for the weigh in. When it came for the weigh in Fernanda was representing the White team, Tonya for the Red team and David for the Blue team. The White ended up losing again and Fernanda fell below the red line and was automatically eliminated.

Week 3: "The Auction"[edit]

First aired October 29, 2013
After Fernanda was eliminated, she lost 55 pounds at home, meaning she currently weighs 195 pounds. For the third week, the contestants came to the gym to find all of the equipment all been takenout. Their next challenge was auctioning off the equipment to each team. The Red Team ended up getting sacks of sugar to work with, the White team ended up getting bench press and weight ball, and the Blue team ended up getting the rest of the equipment. When it came down for the weigh-in, the Red team lost for the first time when Tanya fell below the red line without losing any weight. However, Dolvett uses his Trainer Save to save Tanya from going home, giving her another chance.

Week 4: "Trick or Treat"[edit]

First aired November 5, 2013

The challenge from this week is a Halloween-themed temptation. The winner gets immunity at the weigh in, but if any teammate gains any weight, they would lose immunity. The Blue team won their third consecutive challenge, much the the shock and dismay of the losing teams. During the workouts, Jillian worked mostly with Tumi and revealed some personal info to her about her past, which helped with her struggle during this week's workout.

The Blue team weighed in first; all of the teammates lost weight and received immunity. The White team lost 27 pounds together as a team. The Red team needed to lose 35 pounds together as a team to avoid elimination. David, Rachel and Jennifer managed to pull off big numbers; unfortunately for Tanya, she again failed to pull a big number and lost only 3 pounds. Ruben was last to weigh in, and he had to lose 11 pounds to save his team from elimination; however, Ruben failed to reach the goal with only 5 pounds lost and fell below the red line, leading to his automatic -- and shocking -- elimination, much to the shock and dismay to his teammates, all the other contestants and the trainers.

However, a subsequent foul committed by one of the trainers would be uncovered next week -- alongside a violation of Standards and Practices; therefore, Ruben's elimination would be voided.

Week 5: "The Cook-Off"[edit]

First aired November 12, 2013

The teams took part of the cooking challenge, where each had to prepare a nutritious meal to serve. The blue team consecutively won the challenge; it was noted that part of their victory was because they convinced one of the kids, Biingo, to eat the vegetables (in which he initially took a disliking of) of their meal.

Tanya's sickness caused her to withdraw from the workout with her team, but she eventually recovered enough to workout on her own to catch up.

Moments before this week's weight-in, Alison Sweeney explained that there was a rules violation: Jillian Michaels gave her team caffeine supplements without the doctor's permission. Because of this, everything was reset -- including the last weight-in -- and her team got a four-pound disadvantage -- one for each remaining member; therefore, the overall total weight loss doubled from both weeks. Also, the blue team regained their immunity that they won the previous week, and the eliminated player from last week, Ruben, would return to the ranch. This led to fans wondering why the show never checked back in on Ruben's progress at home since his initial axe.

Once again, every member of the blue team lost weight -- 87 pounds, reclaiming their immunity. The white team lost their third weigh-in, having lost 48 pounds (originally 52, albeit due to their disadvantage), opposite of red team's total of 58 pounds. Craig (the recipient of Jillian's trainer save), though he pulled an impressive number, had the lowest combined percentage of the two-week weight loss, resulting in his elimination.

Week 6: "Remember Who You Are"[edit]

First aired November 19, 2013
Since his time on the competition, Craig lost 111 pounds, and now he is 274 pounds. He plans to lose 190 pounds by the finale. Jillian and her team plan to move on after last week. The week's challenge was for each team to be the first to reach 30 points. The red team won the challenge, ending the blue team's winning streak. Danni Allen, last season's winner, returns to the ranch to give the contestants Subway lunch, in which each healthy sub has only 6-10 grams of fat. This is the first time we see the blue team struggle, as they lose their first weigh-in. However, Bob, seeing that every member of his team needs every push, decides to use his trainer save on Matt to keep him going.

Week 7: "Thanksgiving"[edit]

First aired November 26, 2013
The contestants participate in a food drive challenge, and the winning team receives a much-needed visit from their family members.

Week 8[edit]

First aired December 3, 2013

Week 9[edit]

First aired December 10, 2013

Week 10[edit]

First aired December 17, 2013

Week 11[edit]

First aired December 24, 2013

Week 12[edit]

First aired December 31, 2013

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

OrderAirdateRating/Share
(18-49)
Viewers
(millions)
Rank
(Timeslot)
Rank
(Night)
1October 15, 20132.3/7[2]7.16[2]36
2October 22, 20132.0/6[3]6.70[3]37
3October 29, 20131.8/5[4]6.05[4]25
4November 5, 20132.1/6[5]6.82[5]35
5November 12, 20131.8/5[6]6.26[6]37
6November 19, 20131.9/5[7]6.49[7]38

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Biggest Loser". NBC. 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  2. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (October 16, 2013). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'NCIS', 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,' 'The Biggest Loser', 'Dads' & 'Person of Interest' Adjusted Up; 'Chicago Fire' & 'Supernatural Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (October 23, 2013). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' & 'Supernatural' Adjusted Up; 'NCIS: Los Angeles' & 'The Mindy Project' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (October 30, 2013). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'The Originals' & 'Person of Intrest' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (November 6, 2013). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' Adjusted Up; 'Trophy Wife' Adjusted Down + No Adjustment for 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (November 13, 2013). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'NCIS', 'Supernatural' & 'The Mindy Project' Adjusted Up; 'The Biggest Loser' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (November 20, 2013). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'The Voice', 'The Biggest Loser' & 'David Blaine: Real Or Magic' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 

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