On last night’s episode of The Biggest Loser, Amy Parham ended up being eliminated after her blue team fell below the yellow line. Earlier in the episode Heba told her alliance (Vicky and Brady) that Phil approached her asking them to vote Brady out instead of his wife. Heba, who has butted heads with Phil the entire season, responded by voting Amy out. Today, Amy spoke to BuddyTV in an exclusive interview, opening up about her relationship with Heba, having to leave her kids behind to come on the show, and her bond with Bob.
Amy first came up with the idea to try out for The Biggest Loser early this year. “I dragged Phillip to a casting call in Atlanta on Valentine’s Day,” she told BuddyTV today. Leaving their kids behind, particularly one diagnosed with Autism, was not easy for the couple but they knew they were in good hands. “It was difficult and yet I knew that I had my brother and sister in law. They are active, organized and loving and I couldn’t have left my children in better care,” Amy said. “I will be forever grateful to all of our family for making that sacrifice for our health.”
After Heba and her husband Ed fell below the yellow line a few weeks ago, the couple was forced to send one person home and she was forced to continue in the game without her husband. “Heba talked about losing Ed a lot. At least she had her alliance to fall back on. I had nothing but myself,” she said of being split up from Phil when Heba changed up the teams. “Heba and Phillip were like oil and water and I understood that,” she continued. “I really like Heba and feel like under different circumstances we would have been best friends.” Had Amy been the one to control the teams she said she would chosen Phil, Brady, Amy C., and Renee.
One thing Amy was grateful for is that she was able to stay with her trainer, Bob Harper, all the way until her last day in the competition. “I will be forever grateful for my time spent with Bob,” Amy told BuddyTV. “I get emotional still talking about him because it is hard to explain how tough the past 5 or so years of my life have been and I thought I would never get back on my feet. He picked me up and helped me learn to walk again.”
Since leaving the show, Amy has gone from a size 20 dress to a size 8. Her goal by the final weigh-in is to drop one or two more dress sizes.
– Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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