Biggest Loser season 11 finale: In the first all-female finale, Olivia Ward took home the top prize, and tennis pinup girl Anna Kournikova becomes the new trainer.
Alison Sweeney, burning up the stage in a peach Herve Leger (we think), kicked off the season 11 Biggest Loser finale by introducing Jay and Irene. Jay showed off his new tattoo, which reads “What You’re For Strengthens You” with May 24, 2011 in Roman numerals. Irene “the Silent Ninja” strutted out in hot pink. But who would face Olivia and Hannah? Just like we thought, it was Irene, to make it a first-ever all-female finale.
All four trainers headed out on stage – Jillian for the last time. And the crowd gave her a well-deserved standing ovation. (Did you notice that cute tie-fixing moment between Cara and Brett?)
The at-home weigh-ins:
First group up was Ana, Courtney and Marci.
- Ana: 109 pounds lost, and remember she was only on the ranch for a week.
- Courtney: 110
- Marci: 86
Dan and Don’s transformations were actually pretty shocking because of how they performed on the ranch. Larialmy and Q looked adorable in red and white.
- Dan: 124
- Don: 130
- Q: 93
- Larialmy: 84
Moses, Kaylee, Ken and Austin were up next. Loved Moses’ yellow bow tie.
- Moses: 153
- Kaylee: 54
- Ken: 158
- Austin: 174
Sarah, Deni, Arthur and Jesse walked out (and danced out) on stage. They all looked great, but Deni and Jesse looked amazing.
- Sarah: 106
- Deni: 125 Deni’s arms give us over-40s hope for non-jiggly weight-loss.
- Arthur: 163
- Jesse: 83
Jay, Jen and Justin came out but where was Rulon? Since he left the show, he forfeited his shot at the at-home prize, so no finale for him.
- Justin: 173
- Jen: 114
- Jay: 181
And guess who the at-home winner was? Deni, who at 59 years old was the oldest woman on the ranch this season.
And then the biggest non-secret of the season. Former tennis player Anna Kournikova will be the newest addition to The Biggest Loser. Is she an accredited trainer? Who knows, but she was certainly skinny/scrawny. As season 2 Biggest Loser at-home winner Pete Thomas tweeted during the show: “I have eaten bigger meals than Anna Kournikova.”
Time to bring out the three finalists. We already saw the radiant Irene, now it was time to see team purple. First out was – holy crap! – Hannah. Then her sister Olivia walked on stage. Her dress was stunning. Irene decided that she, Hannah and then Olivia would weigh-in, and we all know what that really means, but let’s just play along, shall we?
- Hannah: 120
- Irene: 116
- Olivia: 129
It was another purple reign for the sisters, and for Olivia’s husband, Ben, who also lost over 100 pounds while his wife was on the ranch.
So, what did you think of the addition of Anna Kournikova as the latest trainer? Ratings ploy or genius move? We’ll get to see when Biggest Loser season 12 kicks off in September.