Loser Comic's Hair Affair
Some people just can't take a joke. Stand-up comic Kelly MacFarland learned that when she rubbed her housemates the wrong way on NBC's The Biggest Loser (Tuesdays, 8 pm/ET) and got axed. After her Red Team rivals won a spa day, she cracked on Lisa, insinuating that her new hairdo was an outdated "Rachel." That dis spelled dismissal for Kelly Mac when the Blue Team's tie vote allowed the Reds to select her for elimination. Here, the spunky 31-year-old funnylady defends her cutting comments and updates us on her life post-Loser.
TV Guide Online: You looked great in your "after" photo. How much weight have you lost?
Kelly MacFarland: I've lost 63 pounds total. I'm following the "eat more" diet. I eat a ton of protein and vegetables and an occasional something other than that. I go by [trainer] Bob's philosophy: "If you want to play, you've got to pay." So if I eat something [naughty], I just work it off the next day.
TVGO: Since you're a comedian, did you mean to be funny with that "Rachel" remark?
Kelly Mac: I'm extremely sarcastic and I have been since I was little. But when I said that Lisa's hair looked like Rachel [from Friends], I honestly meant that it looked like Rachel's haircut. It looked beautiful and I there was no backhanded comment there.
TVGO: So you weren't trying to be cruel.
Kelly Mac: No. My god, it is an occupational hazard for me because I'm a comedian. I have no verbal filter. I'm extremely honest and I just say whatever is in my head. Sometimes people just take it the wrong way. I feel badly that they thought I was being malicious. I would never want to say anything to upset them or make them feel badly about themselves.
TVGO: Well, you also had a little tiff with your teammate Gary.
Kelly Mac: Gary and I recover quickly. Tensions run high and we have very strong personalities, but I really love Gary. He's one of the nicest guys I've met.
TVGO: You aren't mad that he schemed with the Reds to vote you off?
Kelly Mac: I'm not mad at all. Gary played the game very well and I commend him for that. It is a game.
TVGO: So, honestly, is Mo cheating somehow?
Kelly Mac: Maurice is not cheating. I would find that hard to believe. He is an honest, good Southern boy. He's a great man and he was classy until the end.
TVGO: But you did try to cut him because he was holding the Blues back.
Kelly Mac: The only reason why I voted for Maurice is because he had an ankle injury. That was a technical decision. It had nothing to do with personalities or holding people back.
TVGO: How hard was it to sit out that beach competition? Did you want to jump in?
Kelly Mac: Yes. The challenges are where you can really put all your hard work to the test. I've never been athletic in my entire life.
TVGO: You did make it up all those stairs earlier.
Kelly Mac: I did. Let's not forget about those stairs. I'm holding on to that for dear life.
TVGO: You seemed to get emotional a lot. Are you always like that or was it just stress?
Kelly Mac: I think it was the stress of the situation. I'm not an emotional person. I'm sensitive, for sure. But not like that. Even I was watching the show every week going, "Oh, my god, pull yourself together." I think it was just years of tears that were coming to a head.