Monday, February 4, 2013

The Biggest Loser's Lisa Rambo on Dolvett and Staying Positive

Photo by Trae Patton/NBC

Last week as we watched The Biggest Loser, we thought, “Lisa Rambo kicks butt and is going to take the whole thing." We need to apologize to Lisa for jinxing her journey, because by the end of the episode she was eliminated. Sorry, Lisa.

But, true to BL form, she was sent home because she was so strong and her teammates knew she could continue the journey on her own. And she has. To date she’s down 80 pounds and counting and is working hard to win the at-home prize. In a recent conference call interview Lisa talked about her time on the ranch, her trainer Dolvett Quince and her postive attitude.

On Losing to Danni in the Swimming Challenge 
“Danni is a tough one to beat. So to almost beat her feels good. It never feels too good to not win. But we had to swim hard. She's a tough, tough competitor. She's a water polo player. She was swimming tough. And it was a fun challenge and it was fun to be in the heat of it.”

On What It Was Like Going Into the Elimination
“We were all going into that week just really, really confident. The red team was strong all week. I don't think we ever imagined ourselves being there again. It was a surprise going home but it could have been any of us. We had all grown so close. It was a hard vote for every single one of us and any one of us could have went home at that time. It wasn't pre-discussed because we didn't want to talk about it. We just really didn't. We were really confident.”

On Her Trainer Dolvett Quince
“Dolvett is an amazing trainer. Hands down I got the best trainer on the ranch. I can't say enough wonderful things about him. He's magic at what he does. He's passionate about people and training them and empowering you to become the person that you need to become. Dolvett has a special place in my heart. It's hard to put into words. He's truly amazing at what he does. It's an honor and a privilege to be trained by somebody who is as passionate about what they do as he is. It's fun to watch someone who's passionate about their job and what they do. And I was blessed to be the recipient of that.”

On Her Favorite Memory from the Ranch
“I have lots of amazing memories. There was a workout that I had with Dolvett where he pulled me aside and said, ‘You bet I was doing an amazing job.’ And that I had to be confident in my being enough and I started to believe it in that moment.”

On Her Positive Attitude on the Ranch
“I would have done anything for another day at the ranch. I didn't have one single negative experience there. I went there knowing that I had a job to do. Before I left somebody told me, ‘Don't lean on a shovel and pray for a hole.’ So I went there to dig. I knew that it was going to be hard work and I knew that there was going to be painful times. I knew that it wasn't going to be easy. But I knew that I was going to do it to the best of my ability all of the time giving 110% every step of the way. And I enjoyed every minute of it.”

Watch the rest of The Biggest Loser season on Monday nights at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m Central on NBC.

For related stories check out:
The Biggest Loser's Adrian Dortch Talks About His Non-Profit Work
The Biggest Loser's Daphne Dortch Feels Like Dorothy from Oz

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