Melissa Morgan, Biggest Loser
Melissa Morgan's second stay at the Biggest Loser ranch was even shorter than her initial run. After one eliminated contestant were given the opportunity to re-enter the ranch, the 39-year-old won the challenge and the spot. With a minimal 3-pound weight loss in Week 12, Morgan was up for elimination and her competitors wasted no time in giving her the boot. TVGuide.com spoke to the attorney from Texas who started her journey at 233 pounds, was eliminated at 175, but chose not to share her current weight.
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TVGuide.com: How was this experience different from before?
Melissa Morgan: This time I went back and the dynamic in the house was completely different. I had been gone for a while and there were some new friendships, new alliances. Coming into this was harder to come into than Day 1 because Day 1 no one knew anyone. It was a struggle.
TVGuide.com: Were you surprised that your competitors wanted you gone?
Morgan: Until I watched the episode last night, I didn't really see it that way. I don't know that my competitors saw me as a villain, [but] clearly once you saw it last night it was, like, "Oh." The thing that makes me kind of giggle is, wow, they really wanted me to go home, didn't they? That makes me feel good — I like it.
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TVGuide.com: You completed a half-marathon. What's your next big goal?
Morgan: Right now I'm focusing on the finale, [but] as soon as the finale is done, I plan to run a full marathon in San Antonio in November. I'm going to be honest with you — that 26.2 miles is a daunting, scary path right there, so I'm not going to wing the 26.2. I will be training, but not until the finale is over.
TVGuide.com: What's the biggest lesson you learned on the ranch?
Morgan: There's nothing I can't do. I'm running half-marathons, I'm boxing, I'm doing things I never thought I'd be able to do or never thought I'd have the courage to do! So... don't tell me that I can't because I can and I will.