Sophia is next to weigh in. She's 28 and a school counselor from Maryland. Oh. See, I thought that three people FROM each city that they're visiting would be eligible for the show. I guess the cities and the eligible contestants have nothing to do with each other. But, like, as we can see there are plenty of fat people in Detroit, and they wouldn't even have to take time off work since they don't have jobs! Very odd. In any case, Sophia would like to be able to wear a white dress and not look like the marshmallow fluff woman. But don't let that humorous remark trick you into thinking that she doesn't have a tragic backstory. Sophia's brother, Edwin, died in a car accident a bit over a year ago. Sophia cries a lot as she tells us this, and says that Edwin's death shut her down. As a counselor, she thinks she should know how to work through this, but she can't seem to do it. Sophia stands on the scale and we learn that her starting weight is 272 pounds. She cries and tells the crowd that our nation is getting fatter and fatter, and she's there not only for her students and her friends who are fat, but for herself. Well, that's good since no one else is going to volunteer to take Jillian's beatings for her. Sophia wants to make her family and herself proud.
Aaron, a 29 year old graphic designer from Kent, Ohio is last to weigh-in in Detroit. He has a wife and a three year old son. Aaron says that he feels like he's been trying to lose weight all his life. He had an alcoholic father and didn't want to go down that road, but his addictive personality latched on to food. Aaron is eating himself into an early grave, and says he needs to be part of The Biggest Loser because they make miracles happen, and he needs a miracle. Aaron is a really big guy. His starting weight is 468. He tells the crowd about his alcoholic dad, and how he would ask him to stop drinking. He was embarrassed by it. Aaron says that he loves his father and forgives him, but doesn't want his son to feel embarrassment. Rather, he wants to be his son's role model. That's why he wants to make the change now. Sami is totally weeping on the sidelines. The fact that she's such a softie really works. Aaron tells the crowd that the next time they see him, he'll have a six-pack. Of diet soda. Because seriously, the excess skin will kill you if the insane exercise regimen does not. Aaron's wife, Amber, says that she really wants Aaron to be on the show because it can do something that she can't. She wants nothing more than for Aaron to be happy in his own skin. She seems lovely, and their son is super cute, and one would think that there's no way that Aaron isn't going to make it on the show.