Twelve eliminated contestants from The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition went back to the camp in the September 6 episode.
The Big Four—Angela Lupangco, Art Mendoza, Larry Martin and Raffy Tan—were surprised to see the ex-contestants who were led by Ryan, the latest contender eliminated due to a twist in the reality show.
Winwin Cabinta and Andy Gomez de Liaño were eliminated immediately for gaining weight while they were outside the Biggest Loser camp.
The Big Four contestants Angela, Art, Larry, and Raffy will battle the ex-cons (short for ex-contestants) in a series of challenges before the next weigh-in. If the top four win, they get to send home an ex-con. Otherwise, all ex-cons remain.
The latest turn of events in the Biggest Loser camp is giving the eliminated contestants a second chance to become the first Pinoy Biggest Loser.
SHARON GIVES INSPIRATIONAL TALK. When the eliminated contestants were welcomed back to the camp, TV host Sharon Cuneta asked Art if he felt threatened by their presence.
"By the minds, yes, kasi fresh ang minds nila,"admitted Art.
The Megastar noticed that Art was looking sad so she asked him to express his feelings.
Art said emotionally, "Akala ko uuwi na kami...basta mahirap. Last four weeks talaga, gusto na namin sumuko."
Raffy also shared his thoughts by saying, "There’s a chance na next week, isa sa apat na ito, matatanggal. Ang tagal-tagal na namin dito at pinaghirapan namin ito. Tapos biglang pinauwi, painful sa amin yun."
After listening to their sentiments, Sharon pointed out, "You know I love you and I love them. What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger. They’re coming in, kayo ang natira na matibay na apat. They are joining you, you are not joining them.
"Dito lalabas ang tunay na lakas dahil pangit rin ang manalo ng halos walang kalaban. Ito ang pagkakataon kaya ito ang pinakamalaking hamon. Hindi lang sa weight loss nakikita ang pagkatao.
"Ang lakas nanggagaling sa loob. It has to start here [points to her head] and here [points to her heart]. I believe in the four of you, I believe this will not make you give up. You have to win it completely. Hindi yung nag-win kasi kami na lang, e. This is the best time to bring out that strength."
EX-CONS CHALLENGE. The ex-contestants have a few days to prove that they are worthy of being given given another shot in ABS-CBN’s reality show.
Ryan Razon of Pampanga stated the biggest lesson that he learned from the reality show: "My experience at the BL Camp made me realize that the best things in life are not for free. You have to work hard for it."
While Ryan may have been booted out of the camp, he earned the distinction of being the first Pinoy Biggest Loser contestant to shed more than 100 pounds.
At the start of the show, Ryan weighed 293 pounds. When he left, his weight stood at 189 pounds or a total loss of 104 pounds.
Wild card contestant Leigh also bid the camp goodbye last Friday feeling lighter and happier. She lost a total of 46 pounds from the time she entered the contest and left weighing only 184 pounds.
"My experience inside the BL camp has been perhaps the hardest thing I’ve ever experienced. I came in thinking only my body will be challenged. I never expected it to be emotionally and mentally challenging at the same time. The experience was priceless," she said.
Will Ryan and Leigh fare better this time around? Find out as they join Alan Choachuy, Destiny Duarte, Eboy Bautista, Edden Cruz, Eric Limatog, Hazel Chua, JM Oloris, and Joy Siy in staging a big comeback.
The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition airs after Guns and Roses on ABS-CBN.