Biggest Loser scale is fake; contestants are weighed before the weigh-in ceremony
Every week on The Biggest Loser, contestants weigh-in on a big magic scale. The scale isnâ€™t very nice, as it taunts the contestant before delivering the actual weight. Does she weight 190? or 210? Does he weight 350? or 325?
A reader of the MSNBC Ask the Reality TV Experts column about the fairness of the men and women weighing-in whilst wearing different clothes.
As it turns out, the scale is a prop scale that is made for the television. The showâ€™s executive producer, Dave Broome, confirmed that it is just for show. What is entirely real, however, are the contestants reactions. Although they weigh in before the ceremony, they learn their latest weight for the first time while standing on the big scale.
I for one, am really looking forward to losing weight with the Australian Biggest Loser Team when it starts up shortly in February