Could Ron Morelli lose it? And by that, I don't just mean his weight—he's lost almost 40 pounds already, after only two weeks on the latest installment of The Biggest Loser: Couples
. But his personal success on the show might come with a price: his seat in the city council he is part of.
Viewers of Loser
will know that Ron, one half of father-and-son team Ron and Mike
, is a very active member of his community. Whilst being a retired food distributor, he's remained active in civic concerns, being a member of the planning committee of his hometown, South Lyon in Michigan, apart from his city council duties. But his time on the Loser
ranch might cost him that city council seat.
According to city manager David Murphy, he's been missing meetings since September, and as of now has two excused absences and three unexcused absences. A member can be voted off the council, he explains, when three unexcused absences have been committed, and with that, the possibilities have never been higher.
Not everybody wants him off, though. One of Ron's friends, Gary Childs, is fighting to keep his spot in the council. “I spoke in support of him and filled out the comment section at the last meeting,” he said.
He's concerned, though, because Ron—who's still on the Loser
ranch, apparently—has no idea about what's happening back home. Nobody's been able to contact him as well. Nevertheless, Childs is confident that nothing bad will come out. “South Lyon will go on, and Ron will go on,” he said. “He can run again. Either way, Ron will be fine.”
There's also the fact that most of the city's leaders are only learning of the reason why Ron has been absent. They themselves are confident that he won't be getting the boot from the city council—and also hope for his success on the show.
The Biggest Loser: Couples
returns tomorrow from 8pm on NBC.
-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of NBC)