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Jenn, from team purple, was the first individual member from the newly created black team eliminated from the Biggest Loser Couples. We spoke with Jenn and picked her brain about her elimination, thoughts on Paul and Kelly, and who she wants to see win.
Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: Whose idea was it to apply for the show you or Maggie?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: It was me, I have been a fan of the show for a while now and when I heard that NBC was casting teams of two so I started to rack my brain on who I should contact out of my friends. Initially I wanted to bring someone with me that I would get along with and be able to share a room with without killing one another. Later I decided that might be boring TV so I decided I wanted to bring a friend who I might butt heads with from time to time so I called Maggie. After it’s all said and done Maggie and I never really had any problems.
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Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: I am glad you cleared that up at the end since I never saw you two fight. Does Maggie know you picked her so you guys might but heads and make good TV?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: Yes she knew I called her for this reason but like I said we never really had issues with one another while on the show.
Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: At the start of last nights show you started to tear into Paul and Kelly for saying you did not try hard enough last week, are you still upset with them?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I am fine with it and learned not to care about what people say or think about me. What bugged me about their comments was the fact that Maggie and I did so many yo yo diets our metabolism was so screwed up it was initially harder for us to lose weight but Paul and Kelly told America we didn’t try hard enough.
Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: Sounds fair, I may ask you a bit more about them later in the interview, lets talk about Jillian. I want to know if Jillian is single but that’s for another interview. This season Jillian has been talking about everyone’s inner issues that lead to their weight gain. Did you have that chat with Jillian as well?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I did talk with her and my internal issues revolve around the comments I heard my entire life growing up about people who are overweight.
Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: What kind of comments?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I had been told overweight people don’t receive the good jobs, get promotions, and so on. Jillian said I needed to come to terms with my inner self and not let what other people say tear me up inside.
Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: I think Bob said the same thing to you on last nights episode as well, it’s great to learn about the connection with the inner and outer self. This isn’t simply a weight loss show.
Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: Now let’s talk about the team selections. It was no surprise that Brit and Bernie were very upset with Bob. Not only were they upset he passed over them during team selection but many people on the black team felt they were lame picks since Bob stuck with the top weight loss contestants. What did you think about Bob’s selections?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I think Bob is a bit bitter that Jillian has kicked his ass on every season finale. When we found out Jillian would face off with Bob on the escalator challenge we knew Bob would win since he is taller and has longer legs. I wasn’t surprised at his picks but I was shocked he passed over Brit and Bernie since both of them ran right up to Bob when the season started and as you can see they were very hurt.
Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: I assume you want Jillian to beat Bob again?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I just want someone from the Black team to win. Jillian is so amazing, she is not just a trainer looking to win the money she is also a friend and really wants us all to change our lives for the better.
A. Mark, RealityWanted.com: She sounds like a great catch and a great trainer. Now let’s talk about that fun soda temptation challenge. At the start you seemed gung ho to go after it but none of you moved, what happened?
Q. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I was really pissed we didn’t do it, I know why you should not to give into temptations but to have the chance to sit out one of the big boys from the blue team could have really helped us out. In the end, I am glad none of us broke down and drank the soda.
A. Mark, RealityWanted.com: Before the challenge you were all shown a very large container of sugar that equaled your yearly intake. Earlier in the season you all had to watch the Hall Of Shame to see what the foods you all eat equal as far as calories, fats, and such. Since the average person doesn’t have that opportunity to see this, what would you say or do to help them?
Q. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I would suggest having someone who is overweight and now losing weight or lost weight follow you for a day and write down what you’re eating, you will be shocked.
A. Mark, RealityWanted.com: OK, I told you we would come back to Paul and Kelly and your elimination. Paul gained 3 pounds, Kelly lost nothing and you lost 6 pounds why am I talking with you and not Paul or Kelly?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I have my opinion on what happened that night and two things come to mind. First, I think I was becoming a threat since I started to pick up bigger numbers during the weight loss weigh-ins. Also, since I had two weeks of back to back big weight loss numbers and the black team may have thought I could not repeat it a 3rd time. Since Kelly is still 250 pounds and Paul lost nothing this week they may be able to bring in large percentages next week.
Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: Final two questions, if a twist popped up and you had to pick another teammate and cut Maggie loose who would you pick and why?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I would be torn between Roger and Mark.
Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: Let’s flip that and who would you not team up with and why?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I would not pick Paul since he is in his own world and I don’t think he would motivate me as much.
Mark: Thanks for your time Jenn and we look forward to seeing your transformation at the Biggest Loser Finale.
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