Then there's Mike, who is in good spirits as he steps on the scale in front of his hometown. He says that the first time he did this he felt embarrassed, ashamed and out of place. He was very sad because of the state he was in. At this point, however, he's feeling great all around and positive. He's not embarrassed -- he's proud. I'm glad he's gotten over the confidence crisis of last week. Michael steps on the scale, and everyone can see that he's gone from 526 pounds to 322. That's a loss of 204 pounds. There is much applause, and a beaming and well-groomed Mike tells everyone that he set the record for most weight lost at the ranch.
Next we see Ashley. When she first weighed in, she says, she was so ashamed. Now, she's a completely different person. A confident and glowing Ashley steps on the scale and shows everyone that she's gone from 374 pounds to 231 for a loss of 143 pounds. She tells the crowd that she wanted to change her life, and she's done it. She's also lost more weight on campus than any other woman on the show to date. There is much celebration at this announcement.
Finally, there's Koli. He says that when he first stepped on the scale, he had been depressed for years. The weight had added on to that. Koli always felt mediocre, and never felt strong or like a winner. Now, however, he's changed. He's gained self-confidence and feels great. Koli steps on the scale and we see that he's gone from 403 to 231 for a loss of 172 pounds. The crowd, including Sam (who is wearing an "I heart Koli Bear" shirt), cheers wildly. Koli tells the crowd that he made them a promise to do better than Filipe and Sione, and he has -- he's lost more weight than they did at the ranch. He wants to make another promise today, which is that he's going to win at the finale. The audience goes nuts.