The Biggest Loser: Adrian Dortch, “I would not change my experience”

7 years ago by Diana Daley

This week on The Biggest Loser, Adrian Dortch was eliminated from competition only a week after he and his sister returned to The Biggest Loser ranch. However, despite getting back on The Biggest Loser, Adrian had a tough time fitting in with his Red Team and found himself at odds with the other competitors at the ranch, namely Kim and Conda of his own team. Unfortunately, as soon as Adrian got back into The Biggest Loser competition, Dortch fell victim to the strong bonds previously formed by the Red Team.

So, how does Adrian feel now about his experience on The Biggest Loser and how things went down at the ranch?

When The Deadbolt spoke with Adrian Dortch the day after his elimination, Adrian was upbeat with a positive outlook.

“I believe my showing up, it might have been intimidating. To have your plans and then have someone thrown into the mix – I’m very strong. But my weeks at the ranch were excellent. I mean, I’m from Evanston, [Illinois], there are no mountains here. But I was able to go into the mountains and do Yoga and see all of L.A.. I had some of the best organic foods to eat and great trainers. The Biggest Loser franchise is awesome. Yeah, there was a lot of weird stuff that happened on the ranch, but I would not change my experience. Whatever doesn’t break you makes you stronger, and I’ve truly become stronger because of the experience.”

Adrian and Dolvett on The Biggest Loser

Although Adrian can now look back at his time on The Biggest Loser as a positive experience, it was clear that Adrian was frustrated with the show and those who had it out for him. And when it came to the elimination, it wasn’t a surprise that the Red Team chose to send Adrian packing from The Biggest Loser.

So why didn’t Adrian just get up and leave The Biggest Loser when he knew he’d likely be the one to go home? As Adrian told The Deadbolt, it was more about being prepared on many levels beyond the drama.

“I kind of figured either Roy or myself would be somebody they would be eliminating. With Roy being there longer, I just knew it was me. But I actually wrote a letter to my sister before we even went into the weigh in just in case there was a chance I was eliminated. It was a lot of stress being on the actual ranch just with that amount of confusion.”

At the same time, Adrian also added to The Deadbolt that he understood the health aspects of what was taking place as well.

“If you know anything about losing weight,” Adrian continued, “your Cortisone levels have to be low in order to lose weight. There are three factors: nutrition, the work out, and how you’re feeling. Your Cortisone levels have to be low. I had great weight loss success when I was at home.”

When looking back at The Biggest Loser drama and his former team mates who had it out for him, Adrian felt that he was a winner based on the progress he had already made prior to returning to the ranch.

“I’m continuing to have great weight loss success at home. Why everything went the way it did, you’d probably have to ask them. Other than that, I enjoyed my experience completely.”

What do you think?

Diana Daley joined The Deadbolt in 2010 as a feature contributor and interviewer. She currently covers The Biggest Loser on NBC and conducts the weekly exit interviews leading up to the finale.