Then there is a trip to the doctor's office. They will go through a series of medical testing like a bone density scan, body composition test, urine, blood, etc. This way the results can be compared to their tests from when they started. The improvements are remarkable.
While all of this is taking place the four finalists will be sequestered from all of the other contestants. They will even stay at a completely different hotel so no one sees them before the live finale. The first time I saw Helen or Tara since the taping of the show was when they came busting through the paper on the stage towards the end of the finale. I was blown away by the transformations.
The day of the finale, all contestants will arrive at the studio super early. The at-home contestants will be held in a large holding area downstairs. They will do a quick run through of the show. They basically tell and show you where you need to go and when. There is a lot of pressure and little room for error since it is a live show. It is all very exciting. After the rehearsal, contestants will start to go through hair, make-up and wardrobe to get ready for the big moment.
Next thing you know, IT'S SHOW TIME! For our finale the girls were all held in one area backstage and the guys were held in another. They do this because of the quick wardrobe change into your weigh-in outfit. It's so weird when you are sitting backstage and the show has started. You can hear the crowd, the music, you can hear Allison Sweeney and the beeps of the scale. Before you know it... he finalists are being weighed in, the winner is determined and the confetti is falling. In the blink of an eye... it's over. Next thing you know you are sitting on a plane flying back home ready to face reality. Little do you know this is when the toughest Biggest Loser challenge begins.