'Thintervention' Recap 6

Jackie's students are bringing sexy back

After last week’s lie detector test ID’d cheaters in the group, there’s a sense that everyone’s going to buckle down and get serious about weight loss this week. Jackie promises/warns that their upcoming workouts are going to be so intense, they’ll force them to burn fat despite the fact they may be cheating. Besides hardcore intensity, Jackie Warner has also designed this workout to help sculpt sexy, chiseled bodies. “Everybody wants to be sexy --  it’s about a nice butt, nice abs and nice arms.” Her words foreshadowed more sexcellent experiences to come later in the episode.

Something Jackie said -- perhaps her allusion to helping everyone find their “inner sexy” -- stir up previously-unseen emotion in Snark Queen Nikki, who breaks down crying. Jackie reassures her that such a reaction is totally normal, as she’s reconnecting with her mind and body. During the killer workout, Mandy -- who has previously proved fairly unbreakable -- breaks down too, as she struggles with feelings of guilt over being away from family. The group pow-wows and Jackie makes the fairly brilliant analogy of flying on an airplane: When the oxygen mask drops in an emergency, adults are instructed to place their own masks first, then their child. “You have to be the one who takes care of yourself in this world so you can improve other peoples’ lives around you,” she explains.

The group receives instructions to wear something body conscious to their next workout. Mandy and Nikki, who have been living together (at the end of Episode 5, Mandy invited Nikki to stay with her so she could motivate her to eat clean and exercise) go shopping for lingerie. Jeana has also taken Bryan up on his offer to move in with himself and his partner Miguel and they hit up a Spin class, where Jeana actually deigns to break a sweat.

After a field trip to Chinatown, where an herb specialist discussed ways to spice up their sex lives, the group arrives at a theater. As the song “Dontchya Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like Me?” plays, the curtain rises, revealing Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin bumping and grinding to the music. Antin is there to help them embrace their inner sexy with… a dance-off!  The winner will receive a coveted hour-long treatment at Kate Somerville Spa. Everyone works up an impressive sweat rocking trademark Pussycat Dolls moves, and finalists Shay, Stacy and Bryan are selected to compete in the dance-off. Shay has the most natural talent, Stacy wants to win the worst, and Bryan is just flat-out ridiculous in his fuschia ruffled and cropped satin jacket, licking his fingers and playing with his nipples. Let me tell you, when Bryan plays with his nipples, only the terrorists win. (Ultimately, Stacy gets the spa treatment.)

At weigh-in, there’s a breakthrough: Everyone loses weight, and some impressive numbers are shown! It seems the honesty Jackie forced on them last week paid off.  Next week, they’ll be whisked away to an undisclosed location for their final week of workouts, followed by six weeks on their own before the big reveal.

Age: 36
Starting weight: 259 pounds
Wants to lose: 60 pounds
Pounds lost after sixth episode: 6
Pounds lost so far: 32
Age: 54
Starting weight: 174 pounds
Wants to lose: 25 pounds
Pounds lost after sixth episode: 5
Pounds lost so far:  12

Age: 39
Starting weight: 223 pounds
Wants to lose: 50 pounds
Pounds lost after sixth episode: 7
Pounds lost so far:  18

Age: 23
Starting weight: 224 pounds
Wants to lose: 50 pounds
Pounds lost after sixth episode:  5
Pounds lost so far:  18

Age: 35
Starting weight: 230 pounds
Wants to lose: 40 pounds
Pounds lost after sixth episode: 2
Pounds lost so far:  19

Shannon aka “Shay”
Age: 22
Starting weight: 204 pounds
Wants to lose: 50 pounds
Pounds lost after sixth episode:  7
Pounds lost so far: 20

Age: 48
Starting weight: 167 pounds
Wants to lose: 30 pounds
Pounds lost after sixth episode: 3
Pounds lost so far: 22

Watch Thintervention with Jackie Warner on Monday nights 10/9 C on Bravo.

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