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Bob was right — it only takes one weigh-in for the warm and fuzzy Kumbaya feeling to go away.
The episode opens with the aftermath of Tina’s wishy-washy decisions. While I wasn’t happy about her actions, I ultimately felt bad for her because I think she finally realized that someone who never wavered ended up going home instead. She stayed in her room that morning crying, and said repeatedly that she felt guilty for what happened. I told her at the very least, she owed an explanation to the rest of the house. Never did I think my suggestion for her to talk to the group would turn out the way it did!
And to add fuel to the fire, Lisa —sweet and selfless — blurted out that she wanted to go home to help Allie! I think my favorite line out of that entire conversation was when Jessica said, “Let’s all collectively help you pack and send you home.” I have to side with the rest of the group on this one. It’s not fair to take up a spot when there are so many others who REALLY want it. I can only imagine what Allie is feeling…
But with the drama pretty much behind us, we all got a special treat! Meeting tennis pro Anna Kournikova was definitely the highlight of our week. The pop challenge on the other hand, turned out less than ideal — for me that is. Had I known the boys were gunning for the girls based on what Burgandy said, I could have at least done some damage control to keep me in the game longer. But little did I know the outcome of the pop challenge was really a glimpse into the birth of an emerging alliance aptly named, The Three Amigos.
All week long I’ve been hearing “the second weigh-in is notorious for low numbers” and needless to say, I was beyond nervous. What are the chances I’d stay above the yellow line again — especially with this new format? At the time of my weigh-in, I nabbed the number one spot; but as more people jumped on the scale, I saw my name continue to drop until I was floating right on the yellow line. I was so terrified of falling below that I, Miss Composure, couldn’t even fight back the tears that were streaming down my face.
I felt SO guilty for hoping each person would lose less than me because truthfully, I wanted to be safe. And it didn’t help that Allison kept reminding me time after time that I was in jeopardy of falling below. Brendan was my absolute last hope at safety. But based on his stats, I pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I was going to compete in my first elimination challenge. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my fate wasn’t quite what I envisioned.
At the elimination challenge, all I could think about was how RELIEVED I was to NOT participate. This grueling challenge was more about luck than anything else. And if Lady Luck isn’t on your side, you can easily be the one packing your bags. But in the end, the outcome was exactly what it should have been.
Until next week…