NBC has indeed discovered how to turn losers into winners.
Despite all the money that changed hands tonight on The Biggest Loser: Second Chances finale—$250,000 for the not-so-big-anymore winner and $100,000 for the most successful among the previously eliminated contestants—a bit of bling stole the show.
"I love you with all my heart," the newly svelte Antoine Dove began, kneeling in front of fellow season-eight alum Alexandra White. "I've accomplished the impossible in my life because you were by my side. And now we're going to be able to live our lives together forever, if you'd accept this ring."
Cue the awesome!
But aside from the happily-ever-after subplot, the evening's main focus was still the massive physical (and, one would imagine, emotional) transformations achieved by the three finalists.
Would the Biggest Loser be 19-year-old Amanda Alauskas, who topped 49-year-old grandma Liz Young in the viewers' choice vote to become the third finalist; former rocker Danny Cahill, 39; or 31-year-old Rudy Pauls, who astutely pointed out that he "can't be a family man and be dead"?