Jeff is quite upset, saying that Francie is his rock. He thought it was going to be him, and is sad to see her go. Francelina expects the best out of everyone on campus, and tells them that this is about changing their lives. She tells us that her experience on the ranch has been amazing, and she didn't think she'd make such strong strides. She's inspired by herself and what she's accomplished, and all the pounds she shed emotionally and physically. Inside, she tells us, she's a happy person who's so determined, and she feels alive and excited about the future. The show has given her her life back. And also maybe a boyfriend? The next time we see Francie, she'll be on her way to being an MD, and taking care of herself.
We catch up with Francelina today. She started the show at 267 pounds, and now weighs 190 -- that's a loss of 77 pounds! She looks great, and tells us that she's managing her stress with fitness and being active. She's dancing now! And probably laughing like no one's watching. Wait, is that right? Anyway! Francie is focusing her attention on getting into medical school, and is prepping for her exams and stuff. Furthermore, she and Jeff are now officially boyfriend-girlfriend. Awwww! Francie plans on moving to Chicago with Jeff to train together for the finale.
Next week: The contestants face their deepest fears! And Sunny's fear has something to do with her mom, the precise details of which my DVR cut off. Thanks, Verizon!
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