What have I done today to make me feel proud? Three words: ham AND bacon. I'm home for thanksgiving, bitches.
We begin the show post-elimination, with Sami letting the contestants know that makeover week has begun! Sadly, there's no Tim Gunn this year. Instead, the contestants will take a visit to celebrity hairstylist and erstwhile Jessica Simpson BFF Ken Paves. They'll get some new clothes, and also walk the runway at a fashion show to help raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Mark notes that makeover week is a milestone, and Patrick hopes that it will entail the traditional family visits. Brendan tells us that he wants to look wicked hot. He needs something to counteract his whack personality if he ever wants to win back his former fiancé. Liz conjectures that she will look beautiful. Maybe she'll get a rhinestone encrusted albuterol inhaler!
In short order, the Losers head to Ken Paves' salon, where Ken himself tells us that he's a huge fan of the show. He asks Liz if she's ready to get foxy, which she is, and lets the guys start to shave themselves. Patrick notes that celebrity salons don't exist in Mississippi -- I guess you just take a brick to your head. Lisa cuts a big chunk out of her hair, since she's apparently going shoulder length. There are scissors snipping, foil highlighting, professional shampooing, eyebrow tweezing, and more. Ada is excited to have a new look to complement her happier self. With their knockout runway looks, Ken says that he hopes the Losers inspire everyone at home...to get makeovers, I guess.
And then there's a fashion shoot for People magazine. Assistant editor Jen Garcia is on hand to watch the proceedings and dole out compliments. Lisa has gone quite a bit shorter and lighter with her hair, and looks great. Brandan is short on top and clean shaven. Patrick's hair is much more stylish, while Mark looks much younger and thinner with his clean-cut 'do. Liz has bangs and a layered shoulder-length cut, while Ada has soft waves. Frado looks relatively unrecognizable, in a good way. Everyone is tickled by the professional photo shoot, and though there's no Tim Gunn magic to take things to the next level, there are vast improvements for the most part.
With the photo shoot over, it's time for runway show. I'm so used to runway shows in the Top Model context that it's hard for me not to make jokes about stomping to the death or ghost brides. Sami hosts in a pink sequined tunic, and announces that they're there to celebrate Ford Warriors in Pink, which fights breast cancer 365 days a year. Former contestant Shanna is there to share her story. She tells everyone that she was still getting treatment for grade three breast cancer -- the most active type -- when she tried out for The Biggest Loser. She has been losing weight on her own at home, and has had her last chemo or radiation treatment. Her most recent mammogram was clear, and she now has a clean bill of health. Shanna wants to share the message that there's life after cancer. The contestants will be wearing clothing from the Warriors In Pink line, which is also available on NBC.com. 100% of proceeds go to the Susan B. Komen Foundation for the Cure, so if you're in the market for a new workout t-shirt you might want to check it out.