On last night's episode of "The Biggest Loser," the red team blew the perfect opportunity to get rid of the back-biting and bad feelings on the team. But instead of voting off mouthy Conda, they voted off Nancy, a grandma who dared to be a grown-up in comparison with Conda and Kim. Nancy called out Conda and Kim about their constant griping about the new teammate, Adrian; so they turned on her. And Nancy was one of the weaker players who didn't put up big numbers so she was an easy target.
Had they voted off Conda, it would have broken up the obvious Mean Girls alliance with Kim, and to some extent, Kimmy. Kim would have to put up or shut up, or get voted off.
(For a 2/8/2012 update on Conda's latest antics, check here.)
(And for the 2/22 update, check http://chewandchat.blogspot.com/2012/02/biggest-loser-daphnes-disappointing.html)
Every week, Conda has a mad-on about someone. First it was Mike, who she griped about and bad-mouthed to get him eliminated. The next week, she accused Cassandra of cheating when Cassandra beat her in a competition. Poor sport! Next, she disrepected trainer Dolvett, and he kicked her out of the gym to break her attitude. This week the target was newcomer Adrian. He and his sister Daphne were on the Aqua team that didn't make it on to the ranch. But, if they could lose at least 50 pounds by week four, they could come back — and they nailed it.
They had missed four weeks of the bonding process that the others have been through, but they didn't seem to realize that they wouldn't be automatically accepted by their teams. Why were Kim and Conda soooooo offended by Adrian's big personality? So what if Adrian told them he worked out 14 hours a day? He proved during the workouts that he could keep up with the rest of the team. They wanted to make sure he knew his place as the new kid on the block. But nobody really considered his feelings about trying to break into the clique and getting the cold shoulder. Everyone acted like junior high kids. The guys let Kim and Conda disrespect Adrian when they should have stuck up for him. Mark lectured about stopping the bad feelings, but he made it seem that Adrian was just as much at fault. And Mark confronted Adrian about not losing more during the weigh-in, which led to obvious friction. But Conda only lost two pounds as well. Why didn't they call her out on that? And why didn't they take the opportunity to send her home? Even Adrian, who bore the brunt of Conda's ill-temper all week, didn't write down her name.
Adrain is a big, strong guy who can help in challenges, and will probably put up big numbers now that his immunity is gone. He's an asset to the team. Whiners are not. Kim has no room to talk about anyone being brash; during week 2, she and Kimmy over-bid the amount that the red team would lose, which gave the black team a five-pound advantage and a weigh-in win.
I'm wondering if Conda is watching herself on TV and claiming that she was unfairly portrayed as the Drama Queen on the show. In past seasons, Vicky Vilcan and Heather Hansen (of Bountiful, Utah) claimed that they were edited to look bad, and they didn't even realize it until they started watching the episodes as they aired.
It's true that things can be edited out; but you can't edit words coming out of someone's mouth. I just wish someone would put a sock in Conda's.