Dec. 14, 2010 at 1:20 PM ET
With the final weigh-in just hours away, “Biggest Loser” host Alison Sweeney visited the TODAY show for one last look at the four contestants facing off on finale night.
Two of the remaining players are already assured a shot the grand prize weigh-in. Fellow alliance members Frado Dinten, 43, and Patrick House, 28, earned their top spots by staying above the last yellow line of the season.
Given House's age, he might seem to have the advantage going into the end of the game, but Sweeney warned against dismissing Dinten.
“If anyone can overcome (the age gap), it’s Frado,” the host said.
Of course, Dinten and House won’t simply compete against each other for the $250,000 prize. Fighting for a chance to join them are the last two women standing, Ada Wong, 27, and Elizabeth Ruiz, 31. America’s vote will decide which challenger rounds out the lucky three and which one joins the eliminated contestants for the battle of biggest at-home “Loser.”
If the voting public pick Wong, often called “Ada the Terminator” by trainer Bob Harper, the men might have some real competition. If America picks Ruiz, well, the guys can relax. Despite her progress, her lower-than-show-average starting weight of 244 pounds puts her at a disadvantage when it comes to dropping the largest percentage of body weight.
“I don’t think Elizabeth has the numbers to compete,” Sweeney said.
We'll soon find out. “The Biggest Loser” live two-hour finale airs Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.