With that, we go to the elimination room. Mark says he's giving a chance to the person who is weaker and needs to be there more, so he votes to oust Cassandra. Kim votes for Chris, for previously mentioned reasons. Kimmy votes for Cassandra. Despite Cassandra's scheming, Jeremy votes for Chris. Buddy made his decision based on what would keep him in the competition the longest, and so votes for Cassandra. She's out. That's the way the low-carb cookie crumbles.
Cassandra cries and says she's scared to go home and revert to her old ways. A part of her doesn't feel like she has the fight in her. Kim tells Cassandra that the others voted her out because she's a threat, and they don't know if they can beat her. She wants Cassandra to remember that. Sami tells Cassandra that she leaves with the highest percentage of weight lost of any woman on campus, and is definitely a threat to win the at-home prize. She adds that Cassandra will be missed, which is a nice touch.
Cassandra tells us that, though cheesy and cliché, this experience has been a dream come true. She thought she'd always be a fat girl, and even though she's still struggling, this is what got her dreams in motion. We catch up with Cassandra at home, where she tells us that she's always wanted to be a writer living in New York. And now she's moving to New York! Kind of! Maybe! Cassandra is 90 pounds lighter, and walks down New York City's streets of gold with a big smile on her face. She's looking for apartments, and also has an interview lined up for Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Cassandra is SUCH a nerd. It's pretty endearing. Cassandra tells us that fear of failure isn't going to deter her from doing what she knows she was meant to do. Before the ranch, Cassandra was a dreamer who dreamed a dream in time gone by, but was afraid to pursue her dreams. Now, she's the type of dreamer who is going to make her dreams become a reality. Thunder only happens when it's raining, Cassandra. Remember it. After the finale, Cassandra will return to New York for a second interview with Condé Nast Traveler. Their hiring process is pretty slow, I guess.
Next week: Teams are disbanded! Also, Jessica Simpson.
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