Erin Willett Reflects On Her “Biggest Loser” Experience – Read Our Q&A!

In her last weigh-in, Erin discovered she lost a total of 59 pounds. Although she was eliminated from the competition, she felt that she learned much from her experience. She said, "having this opportunity to come to this ranch has given me so much more than any prize money could ever give me."
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- "Makeover Week" Episode 1710 -- Pictured: Erin Willett -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
THE BIGGEST LOSER — “Makeover Week” Episode 1710 — Pictured: Erin Willett — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

With only two weeks left on the ranch,The Biggest Loser contestants competed in a challenge with a prize that would changethe course of the entire competition on Monday (Feb. 15) night’sepisode.Whoever won the challenge would not only win a 1-pound advantage for themselves, but they would also gain the ultimate power to give a 1-pound disadvantage to one of their remaining opponents.

Erin Willett came out strong, winning the challenge, and ultimately giving Roberto Hernandez the 1-pound disadvantage. Unfortunately for Erin, the 1-pound disadvantage did not affect Roberto’s position in the competition, and she fell below the yellow line with Felicia Buffkin and was voted off by her fellow opponents.

THE BIGGEST LOSER -- "Makeover Week" Episode 1710 -- Pictured: Erin Willett -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
THE BIGGEST LOSER — “Makeover Week” Episode 1710 — Pictured: Erin Willett — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
CelebSecrets4U spoke with Erin about her journey on The Biggest Loser and whether or not her time on The Voice made her feel prepared for what she experienced on the show. She also told us what she learned about herself while on the Biggest Loser ranchand what she considered the most rewarding part of the entire experience. Plus, she gave some great advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle, so make sure to read our Q&A with Erin below!

The Biggest Loser season 17 live finale airs Monday,February 22, 2016 at 9:00pm ET on NBC.

CS4U: Having competed before on another NBC show, which was The Voice, do you feel as though the competitive nature of the show helped you in any way during your experience on The Biggest Loser?

Erin Willett: “Oh man. I dont know. I dont know if it necessarily helped me, like, with competitive nature. I think that Im naturally just a competitive person. Ive grown up like playing sports and thats just kind of instilled in me a little bit.I dont necessarily think that being on another reality show has helped me in that way. I think it kind of just prepared me for the stress of – kind of working at a goal while also filming a show because it is a lot of sitting around and waiting and, you know, a lot of the contestants on, The Biggest Loser, I feel, like, kind of dont know what to expect with that kind of situation. Whereas I kind of am grateful enough to have an experience where I got to kind of experience reality TV before.So I dont know if it necessarily prepared me in the competitive way, but it definitely prepared me just to kind of know what to expect with filming a show.”

CS4U:So what did you think being on The Biggest Loser taught you about yourself?

Erin Willett:”I think it taught me that my mind is a lot stronger than my body. I have learned that if I want something that usually my bodys what gives up first and I have to train my mind to push my body a lot more. Whether thats, you know, in my career, at the gym, or when Im craving, you know, something really bad and gross and greasy. Its my mind that has to be strong and thats probably something that Ive definitely learned.

CS4U: What you do think was the most rewarding part of the entire experience on the Ranch?

Erin Willett: “I think the most rewarding part for me I guess, you know, seeing everybody else — as much as youre seeing yourself succeed and change — seeing everyone else change and realizing that its not just you, its everybody that is changing. And you – its just really cool to be a part of a season with such great, genuine people who want to change their life and Ive become close with a lot of people on the show and seeing and leaning on each other and realizing, you know, like were all just people trying to figure it out. And at the core of it, were all just going kind of through the same stuff.But thats definitely a prideful moment to come. I mean were back for Finale Week and see how much people have worked hard and its just, theres so much pride because you know that you were there with them at the beginning when you didnt have any idea what you were doing. So seeing how far we all have come, its pretty powerful.”

CS4U:And if you could bring out some advice to viewers and people in general who would want to live a healthier lifestyle. What advice would you give them?

Erin Willett: “I think the biggest advice that I would give someone is you kind of have to make yourself a priority. I think in our day and age we naturally want to give our time to everyone else. We want to show up to things. You know, I feel like its always a big thing like youre invited to a party. You just want to show up because you dont want someone to be mad at you, but at the end of the day, you have to make yourself a priority, and if you need to go to the gym every day and you cant go to Happy Hour or whatever and people are mad at you about that, thats not your problem. And making yourself a priority and if you want to change, you can.But you have to change. You have to put things in place to make that happen and hold yourself accountable. And also just not comparing yourself to anyone else. I think that thats a really harsh thing that we do in our society and especially with changing, everybody has their own journey. Everybodys going to go through their own ups and downs. Whatever works for one person, might not work for another. So I think thats also something, just not comparing yourself to anybody else.”

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