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‘The Biggest Loser: Couples’ recap, episode 12

By Ginny

Everyone receives a makeover from Tim Gunn, including Enterprise’s Roger Shultz. Except that it’s “The Biggest Loser” and not “Project Runway.” But still, we’re interested again.

And after all, isn’t that what this show is about, to help fat people conform to society’s preferred sexual aesthetic. And also for product placement.

See their dramatic new looks, after the jump …

Tim pickins: Remember the elimination interruptus between Maggie and Brittany from last time? Time to cut the cord, but not before the players give the usual speeches about going for the bigger threat. They eliminate Maggie with four votes.

The seven players are ushered into a department store. They suspect it’s for a challenge, but it’s actually makeover week. After a little lamenting over the struggles of SWO (shopping while overweight), they meet their personal stylist for the day, Tim Gunn! I totally get goose bumps and let out a little “Eeee!” when the silver ermine strolls in.

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Before, Roger had to have his shirts custom-made.
Apparently, from old circus tents.

Tim browses the racks with each player to learn about his personal style. Unfortunately, for Dan, that style is Douchey McDouchebag. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

We learn that Roger likes crazy shirts, the young girls don’t want to show their arms, Kelly wants to be feminine, Mark wants Easter egg colors, and Dan has “always wanted to be a part of cool designer jeans.” Douche.

(We don’t discover what Jay wants, but I guess he’ll wear whatever Mark lets him.)

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Roger shows Tim ‘one of (his) looks.’
Tim shows Roger one of his own.

In response, Tim puts Roger in a boring suit (boo-o-o!), the girls in sleeveless dresses (yay!), Mark in pastels (meh) and Dan in the douchebag look of his dreams (barf). The best part is when they first see their outfits on a mannequin and can’t imagine that it’s their size.

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Also, the look on Brittany’s face when she first sees this neckline.

Next, they visit the stylist. Usually, this kind of segment is all about the girls, seeing them in makeup for once and pretty new highlights and cuts. Instead, Dan sucks up all the airtime with his dilemma over finding the most rockin’ hairstyle and worrying about what Bob will say if he cuts his beautiful hair. Douche.

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This works for me.

Strut, pout, put it out: All dolled up, the players face the challenge, walking the runway to win a cover spot on Prevention magazine. Obviously, they have no control over this, so another prize awaits, a loved one in the audience.

Whatever … let’s see how they look!

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Mark wears a velvet sports coat from the Taylor Hicks Collection.

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A snapshot doesn’t do justice to Brittany’s bouncy girls.

Hello, ladies!

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Jay rocks his first leather jacket ever.

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Kelly’s cute new cut makes the outfit.

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World’s most preeminent fashion guru,
and Roger gets a blue suit. Yawn.

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I guess all that matters is the reaction from Roger’s wife Paige,
as she upgrades him from ‘sexy’ to ‘sexy sexy.’

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Douches douching douching douches douche douching douches.

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I think Ali looks adorable, and so do the judges:
She wins the cover shoot prize.

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Tim gets misty over his protégés.
As for me, I just have something in my eye.

Surprisingly, another challenge takes place, an endurance event on treadmills suspended over the pool. The winner receives a week at a weight-loss spa. Which is what I’m sure everyone wants after three months on this show. Anyway, it comes down to Ali and Mark, and Mark takes it.

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The weigh in: Roger is still pulling impressive numbers. Another 9 pounds brings his total loss to 121 pounds, second place for the week.

Jay and Brittany fall to the bottom two, and the tight jock alliance sends Brittany home. Condolences to Brittany, but congratulations to all the single fellas in her hometown!

So which makeover did you like the best? Share your rants and raves in the comments.

“The Biggest Loser: Couples” airs at 7 p.m. Tuesdays on NBC 13.

Previous: The big reunion. Two months early.
Next: The silver tray changes the game. But what hasn’t?


Ginny, pop culture and fashion maven, dares you to read her blog, whiskey. tango. foxtrot., at blog.myspace.com/whiskeytangofoxtrotblog.

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2 Yips for “Weight and See: That not-so-fresh feeling”

  1. Ginny
    Thursday, March 27, 2008, 1:15 am

    FWIW, I thought Kelly was most improved. I was sad to see her revert to her old hairstyle, but I can understand that easier is better on the ranch.

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