TIM GUNN AND TABATHA COFFEY HELP TRANSFORM "BIGGEST LOSER" CONTESTANTS IN ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR EPISODES OF THE SEASON � THE MAKEOVER EPISODE OF "THE BIGGEST LOSER: COUPLES" AIRING TUESDAY, APRIL 14 (8-10 P.M. ET) ON NBC
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. � April 8, 2009 � Tim Gunn ("Project Runway") and Tabatha Coffey (Bravo's "Tabatha's Salon Takeover") guest star on one of the most eagerly-anticipated events of each "Biggest Loser" season � the makeover episode airing Tuesday, April 14 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC's "The Biggest Loser: Couples."
Before getting glammed up for their makeovers, the remaining seven contestants soar to new heights with this week's challenge. They'll have to cross a canyon � equivalent to a 10-story building at its highest point � on a zipline spanning 700 feet. The winner gets one of the most amazing prizes of the season � a $25,000 kitchen makeover.
After the kitchen makeover is awarded to the challenge winner, the contestants find out from host Alison Sweeney that they will all be getting makeovers. But this season, they'll be getting made over for their very own Hollywood premiere � complete with red carpet, reunions with loved ones, and a movie packed with emotional moments from their weight loss journeys.
First, the contestants head to Macy's where they find fashion guru Tim Gunn waiting to help them pick out stylish new outfits to flatter their slimmer selves. Guest hair stylist Tabatha (Bravo's "Tabatha's Salon Takeover") and celebrity stylist Brandon Martinez transform them further with complete salon makeovers. Then it's time for amazing reveals and emotional reunions when the made-over contestants show off their incredible new looks to loved ones flown in to help them celebrate their big day.
Later, back at the ranch, the contestants head to the gym for last chance workouts. But a visit with Dr. Huizenga reveals that one player is sidelined with a medical injury that will have a dramatic impact on workouts � and could affect her future on the show. And at this week's weigh-in, one player breaks the Biggest Loser record for most weight ever lost at the ranch. Then an emotional elimination sends another player home.
"The Biggest Loser" is a production of Reveille LLC, 25/7 Productions and 3Ball Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Office," "Ugly Betty"), Dave Broome ("A Model Life with Petra Nemcova," "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope"), JD Roth ("Age of Love," "Beauty and the Geek"), Todd A. Nelson ("Unan1mous," "Beauty and the Geek") and Mark Koops ("American Gladiators," "Shear Genius") serve as executive producers.