PRESS STATEMENT FROM ABS-CBN:
"Twenty-two year-old Eric Limatog was eliminated last week from the The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition, after a dramatic and tension-filled fifth weigh-in and elimination ceremony.
"Eric was voted out by the remaining "bigating Pinoy" after he and Angela Lupango fell below the yellow line in their very first weigh-in since the Blue and Red Teams merged.
"An emotional Eric, who was the previous week’s biggest loser, threatened to go back to his old and unhealthy habits if he was to be sent home that night.
"This stunt wasn’t taken lightly by his fellow contestants, especially when he stood his ground after host Sharon Cuneta tried to encourage him to continue his fight against obesity.
"Sharon even shared to them how she dealt with criticisms about her weight, and how they have inspired her to lose 13 lbs. since the show began.
"But it seems Eric already had a change of heart after leaving the camp. Far from the pessimistic and sore loser that the public saw last week, Eric is now brimming with positivity and is willing to push through in transforming his life outside the Biggest Loser Camp.
"In an interview, Eric said he is still on a strict diet and continues to workout at home.
"I want to prove to everyone that Eric is still a fighter. I am more hardworking now.
"I live a very healthy lifestyle. I even teach my family, relatives, and friends about proper diet and exercise," he said.
"He added that he is very thankful for all his experiences in the show. ’It is true that The Biggest Loser is inspiring. For me, it’s not just a simple program because it has changed not only my life but also the lives of people around me. I hope to share what I know now to more people.’
"Losing only four pounds each, Eric and Angela were the tail-enders in their first singles competitive weigh-in. Alan actually lost the least weight but was saved by the immunity he got for winning the water challenge.
"Former policeman Larry, meanwhile, snatched the title of Biggest Loser of the Week after shedding eight pounds or 3.86% of his previous weight.
"On their seventh week of intense training, Alan, Angela, Art, Eboy, Joy, Hazel, Larry, Raffy, Ryan, and Winwin are more vulnerable to physical and emotional stress and with last week’s turn of events, the bigating Pinoy are feeling the pressure of competition now more than ever.
"Find out how they continue to exercise without any equipment with the help of trainers Jim Saret and Chinggay Andrada. Also stay tuned for the Big challenge with game master Derek Ramsay, where a crucial four pound advantage is up for grabs.
"Fans of the Raffy and Hazel should also watch for a barrage of sweet moments as Raffy finally makes a move to win Hazel’s heart.
"Don’t miss the inspiring and exciting continuation of the bigating Pinoys journey to better and healthier lives in The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition, from Monday to Friday, after Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin on ABS-CBN."
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