Last night’s episode of The Biggest Loser provided one of the most shocking twists in the show’s history. A temptation challenge was presented to the contestants, in which the lights were turned off in a room full of sweets. Whoever ate consumed the most calories in 10 minutes would win the power to split the families up into two teams, blue and black with Bob and Jillian. Heba ate the most and kept most of the contestants with their initial trainers, with two exceptions. She split up husband and wife team Amy and Phil as well as mother/daughter duo Amy and Shellay. When the black team fell below the yellow line, Shellay was voted out and today, she spoke to BuddyTV in an exclusive interview.

Shellay told BuddyTV that trying out for The Biggest Loser was actually all her idea “Actually, Amy was not at the casting call with me, she was at school,” Shellay said. “They saw Amy in a family picture I had brought, and said, ‘We want you, but we want your daughter with you’.” 

When the temptation challenge arose, Shellay was determined to keep her daughter with her.  “I wanted to eat the peanut butter cups, but wasn’t sure I could spare the calories,” she admitted. “I didn’t want to have Heba controlling my destiny. But I just wasn’t gutsy enough to do it.”  While it was obvious that Heba took Phil off of her team because of personal differences, it was less clear why she chose to bring Amy onto the blue team but Shellay sheds a little light on the subject.  “I think Heba wanted Amy because of her good weight loss, and she could manipulate her,” she said.

The mother and daughter did say a quick goodbye at the end of the weigh in, which means that Shellay must have caught wind that she would have been the one to go should her team lose.  The experience of being on the show has only strengthened the relationship between the two.  “We have always been close, but The Biggest Loser has given us a special bond that only the two of us will ever understand.”

Since leaving the show, Shellay has gone from a size 18 dress to a size 10.  Her goal for the finale is to get all the way down to a 6.  “My life is focused on health and fitness,” Shellay told BuddyTV. “I wear my work out clothes all the time. For the first time in my life, I am on the same page as my husband in regards to exercise. I live and breathe a healthy lifestyle and am loving it!!”

– Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer

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Gina Scarpa

Staff Writer, BuddyTV