To paraphrase Kate Moss, nothing tastes as good as looking great feels — and the top six contestants of ‘The Biggest Loser‘ know exactly what she’s talking about.
The final six — Mike, Koli, Sam, Ashley, Sunshine and Daris — were treated to head-to-toe makeovers from a team of top stylists in next week’s much-anticipated makeover episode — and the contestants are still reeling from the changes.
Entertainment Tonight has a preview of the big episode, in which each contestant met with top hairstylist Jonathan Antin to determine a signature hairstyle. They also met with singer Ashanti, who helped them pick out new looks — and led them on a $1,000 shopping spree to find new clothes that fit. For some, it was the first time in a long time they remembered shopping in a regular store.
Contestant Sam told ET, “I like looking at sizes knowing I can fit in them. Me and [cousin] Koli used to drive 60 miles to find clothes that looked good on us. That was at 5X and 6X. This is my new reality and I love it.”
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For contestant Michael Ventrella, the experience was mixed. At 343 pounds (down from 526), he still has to shop at big and tall stores. “It is pretty tough to be here by myself. Everybody is together. It is no different than when I was 526 pounds — shopping by myself,” he said during the show. “There is a lot of stuff that I like, and the stuff that I like still doesn’t fit.”
But while the always emotional episode–in which the contestants make their big reveals to their family and friends–is all about good will and self-esteem, there’s still unfortunate business involved. One of the six remaining ‘Losers’ will be voted off at the end of the episode.
‘The Biggest Loser’ makeover episode airs Tuesday, May 4, at 8 p.m. on NBC.
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