So there you have it. The final episode on Campus. It’s always sad to say goodbye, but especially this group – they’ve been through so much, fought so hard, and accomplished so many amazing things. They are true champions. All of them. And it was an honor to share this experience with them.
It's Rocco so great? I love him. And I love how he was able to re-create those yummy dishes to make them lower calories. it was fun to see them all in the kitchen learning new techniques to share with their families.
That final challenge was pretty incredible. We couldn’t have asked for a better day – the weather was perfect at the beach, and I’ll tell you what… they gave me a run for my money getting up that mountain. Because while they were running down the beach, I had to go around the back way to get to that same path they ran up to meet them at the top of the mountain. And we couldn’t see how the race was going from our perspective. So the A.D. I was walking with was communicating with the producers to know how much time I had to get up to the finish line. Well, about half way up, all of a sudden he says “here he comes. Mark’s around the corner!” So John, the A.D. and I had to seriously RUN up the rest of the way to beat him.
It was so cute the way Roger included me in that final “pride on 3”. I guess in some ways, that sums up the entire season – I try to stay impartial, I care about everyone, and I want to see them all succeed, and I can’t get involved in the game play or decisions the contestants make. And ultimately, I admire how Ali, Kelly, Mark and Roger have played this game – each in their own way, they have proven that anything is possible, and that they all are winners. Is that incredibly hokey and cheese-ball or what? I just typed that and already I’m cringing. But come on, who wasn't moved by those great videos re-capping the whole season? It was so crazy to see Roger on the first day talking about wanting to be a sexy husband for his wife. And Ali, with Bette-Sue, day one, and how hard she's worked. Seeing how BL has changed Kelly & Mark, Ali & Roger - each of them gaining a new strength both physically and mentally - well, it's just incredible. Sorry, but I guess I can’t help but get all mushy about this show.
And I can’t help but be SO incredibly psyched to see everyone next week at the finale. From what I hear, they all look pretty spectacular, and we have some pretty major prizes to give out! The producers promised to go easy on the confetti this time. Ha.
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