Nicole exit interviews that when she got to the ranch and passed a mirror she didn't recognize herself. She didn't realize how much weight she lost until she got there, and says that maybe her purpose in going through this whole thing was to discover how well she had really done so she can go home and be proud. It's not about winning the title, or about winning a weigh-in, or who gets eliminated, she says. It's about how she feels about herself, what she knows she's capable of doing, and the woman she's become. And she loves herself. Okay, Nicole is awesome! She gets her own inspirational theme song, which I think is fitting. She goes home and greets her fiancĂ©, Damien, who's surprised to see her again so soon. She now weighs 164 pounds and is revisiting the bridal boutique where she originally bought her size 24 gown. She's now in a size twelve, and looks really gorgeous. She takes two friends to her gym, and we learn that if you mention the Biggest Loser special at 24-Hour Fitness the initiation fee is waived. And you probably get a bonus week's worth of gum in a Zip-Loc bag. Nicole tells us that she's not faking her life now. For the first time in a long time, she's living it. We learn that Nicole has now lost 105 pounds since being on the show, and her goal is to get married in a size 8 wedding gown. She's going to do it, too.
Next week: cupcake carnage in the gym! What bedlam is this?