And then it's speech time! Rebecca has a brand new bowl cut. It suits her pretty well, though. Her dress is killer. As she waits backstage, Tim greets her and exclaims that she looks like a movie star. Rebecca feels amazing, and Tim tells her that there are 300 people in the audience waiting to be inspired. But before she goes out, there's one last surprise...her sister, Nikki! Nikki is also lovely. Rebecca is thrilled to see her, and they hug and cry and hug and cry. Watch the makeup! Nikki is in awe of Rebecca's new hourglass figure.
Danny emerges backstage wearing an argyle sweater vest! Tim tells him that he looks fantastic. This is the first time in a while that Danny has felt confident about his looks. Obesity has haunted him his entire life, and now he's 114 pounds lighter. That's so crazy. Danny looks good, and I think has had his hair dyed. Leave it to Tabatha. And Danny's family is there, too! His wife and two kids surprise greet him, and there is more hugging and crying. It's Danny who's doing the crying. Mary Claire, Danny's daughter, says it's like having a new dad.
Then there's Allen, who is not scared to wear a suit with a pink tie. He says that this is a rebirth of confidence. It's one of the best days of his life. He is surprised by his wife and daughter, and there is yet more hugging and crying! Allen is utterly surprised, despite the fact that this happens every season on the makeover episode. His wife says that the last time she saw Allen this thin was in 1993 when they got married. She can't stop saying, "Wow!" Their daughter is super cute, if too young for a dye job.
Then there's Amanda. Tim tells her that she looks spectacular. She is for sure a pretty girl. Amanda says that for the first time in her life, she doesn't feel ashamed of how she looks, and doesn't feel like a fat girl. She's breaking out of her shell, and becoming a new, better person. Amanda is surprised by her mom. Mom says that every parent wants their child to be healthy and happy, and that's what she's seeing in Amanda.
And then there's Rudy! Wearing a blazer! And beardless! Tim says that he looks fifteen years younger. And fifteen times better. Rudy's life has been changed with his 118 pound weight loss. He feels good about the way he looks. Rudy is surprised by his stone fox of a wife and their two little kids. Cuteness. And then there's Liz, who's rocking the animal print. She looks so much better, and feels prettier than she has in 20 years. Tabatha did her a solid with the haircut. It's always such a relief to see these contestants in real clothes, too. Liz is greeted by her husband and grown daughter. She's thrilled, and says that they haven't seen her thin in years.