The Biggest Loser: Drama and Inspiration with Kimmy Stone

7 years ago by Diana Daley

This week on The Biggest Loser, Kimmy Stone became the latest player to leave the ranch after the contestants took a healthy trip to Hawaii.

Although Kimmy said goodbye to her daughter Megan and her fellow Biggest Loser competitors, Stone was able to enjoy some much needed time away in Hawaii. Despite an impressive and non-confrontational run on The Biggest Loser, Kimmy couldn’t hold on another week to remain in competition. As it turned out, Kimmy was able to duck much of this season’s Biggest Loser drama with Conda, Kim and Mark to keep her eyes on her own weight loss prize.

So, what did Kimmy think of all of the drama and game play at the ranch while she was there? When The Deadbolt caught up with Kimmy Stone the next day, it was more about keeping things in perspective away from The Biggest Loser.

“I’ve never been in a situation like that before obviously. Some of the drama and some of the game play was a little surprising, or sometimes a little disturbing. However, as a nurse and working in a hospital and seeing hundreds of thousands of people during my career, dealing with the drama of health care, I feel like it prepared me pretty well for facing all of these different personalities and different situations.

I just dealt with it every day, whatever came along. I would always tell myself that it was life or death on the ranch but it wasn’t real life or death like I face in the operating room.”

The Biggest Loser on NBC

This week on The Biggest Loser, Kimmy and her fellow competitors were put through their work out paces Hawaiian style by Bob and Dolvett. For many, Hawaii was a unique challenge all on its own given the many temptations and great weather.

But in a surprise moment on The Biggest Loser, the ranchers had an inspirational encounter with professional surfer Bethany Hamilton who survived a shark attack, lost an arm, but faced her fears head-on.

To watch Bethany surf up to the beach was one of the best moments this week.

With Kimmy now at home from The Biggest Loser ranch, what was it like to meet Bethany Hamilton, who was recently portrayed on screen by AnnaSophia Robb in Soul Surfer?

“Oh my goodness, Bethany Hamilton is a beautiful, amazing inspirational young woman. I feel so privileged to be able to meet her and spend time with her and – oh my goodness – get personal surfing lessons from her. She is truly the epitome of no excuses.

Goodness gracious, here’s this beautiful young woman and she loses her arm to a shark attack, she could have stopped right there and never done anything much less go on with her life and be a competitive surfer and face her fear every day, overtime she goes into the ocean. And she does it with so much grace. She’s an amazing person!”

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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.