Three of the most disliked "Biggest Loser" contestants ended up as finalists for the $250,000 prize, even after the other players had a chance to come back and vie for one spot at the finale. I realize that Conda, Jeremy and Kim have fans out there (unless all those people cheering at their homecoming party were actors). But there are thousands of negative comments on message boards, Facebook pages, blogs, etc. The majority of the complaints are directed at Conda Britt, but Kim and Jeremy were part of her alliance.
Mark and Buddy, two other members of that alliance, packed up their toys and went home because they didn't like the twist that let all the other contestants to come back. I wonder if Buddy now regrets all his talk about owning himself, and that he's not a quitter even if he did quit "The Biggest Loser." He could have won the prize money. Yes, it's got to be hard feeling like you're simply a pawn in the producer's chess game. But, as the lawyer pointed out, that's what they signed up for.
Just as I started thinking maybe Conda isn't so bad, she threw a tantrum during last week's weigh-in when brother Jeremy was knocked out as a finalist. She blurted out that Kim didn't "deserve" to be in the finals -- after Kim lost 15 pounds to Jeremy's 10. Really?
But she didn't need to worry, as Jeremy beat out all the former contestants in a series of challenges to earn that third spot at the finale. I predict he will be the winner. Kim can't lose much more before she's nothing but skin and bones. Conda got where she's at by bullying, backstabbing and bossing, and I don't think she has the determination to work hard enough to best Jeremy. Will Jeremy hand over the prize to her, as he did when he won past challenges?
Jeremy by himself seems like a nice enough guy, with a wry sense of humor. Kim has shown that she has a lot of competitive drive. But both of them were part of Conda's clique. Kim joined in with Conda in ostracizing Adrian and his sister Daphne when they rejoined the show. And when Conda said "Jump," Jeremy said "How high?"
Next week is the finale, and then we can bid farewell to the show's most controversial season ever. There seemed to be a lot of bad feelings going on among the contestants. You don't find that much eye-rolling even in an optometrist's office.
Thirteen has definitely been an unlucky number as far as this season goes. I hope producers will take note and try for a kinder, gentler group of contestants, and make those twists and turns less twisted.