The contestants will compete to win a 0,000 prize, which will be awarded to the contestant with the highest percentage of weight lost. Alongside veteran trainer Bob Harper and returning trainer Dolvett Quince, Jillian Michaels returned for the first time since Season 11.The contestants have been split into 3 teams, the white team trained by Jillian, the blue team by Bob, and the Red team by Dolvett.Bloggers and fitness models have been posting revealing before and after shots taken just seconds apart, to demonstrate the dramatic difference factors like posture and lighting can make to their physique.The unforgiving photos are largely inspired by efforts to promote body positivity, as some of Instagram's hottest stars show their followers they have belly rolls and cellulite too - they just use every trick at their disposal to hide them.Alison then called up the fifteen official contestants one by one.Among them are 34-year-old Michael, a father who wants to reach out for his only son; 21-year-old Jackson, the show's first openly gay contestant who wants to stand up for his bullying and sexuality; and 31-year-old TC, a father of three that vowed to lose weight after a car crash affected his older son's capabilities.
Afterwards, the trainers Bob, Dolvett and returnee Jillian face the crowd and re-introduce themselves to the new outreach of the show.
wo former contestants from NBC's The Biggest Loser have admitted their drastic weight loss was only short-lived, and that 'just about everyone' they know from previous seasons have since piled the pounds back on.
Suzanne Mendonca, a 36-year-old New York-based police officer who lost 90lbs when she appeared on season two in 2005, told The New York Post: 'NBC never does a reunion. Because we’re all fat again.'Ms Mendonca, along with 44-year-old Rulon Garner - a former wrestler who walked off the show during season 11 having lost 173lbs - also both echoed recent allegations from other contestants over NBC's 'abusive' treatment of its participants.
For the last-chance workout, the contestants still showed extreme struggle in the gym, especially for White Team's Nikki.
When Jillian worked with Nikki one-on-one, she still lacked motivation and concentration.
The Red Team had to lose more than 80 pounds to stay alive, and succeeded with 95 pounds.