Confusion Surrounds 'Biggest Loser' Contestant Sherry Johnston

Family and friends of local The Biggest Loser contestant Sherry Johnston keep hearing, “Saw your mom on the cover of Good Housekeeping, she looks great!” Well, no. Johnston is a Pink Team member, and she is an older contestant, and she does have long blonde hair, and she does weigh much less than when last seen in Knoxville. But the GH cover girl is last season’s winner, a Pink team member, Helen Phillips, 49, who shed 140 pounds and went from a size 22 to a size 2 in her six and a half months at The Biggest Loser ranch to win $250,000. The show stopped airing during the Olympics, but in the Feb. 9 episode, No. 6, Sherry, who’s 5’ 1” and 51 years old, lost just three pounds, which put her fourth from the bottom in a week when two contestants were eliminated. For the episodes aired so far, she’s lost 41 pounds total. Her daughter and Pink Team partner Ashley Johnston, who’s 5’ 5” and 27 years old, lost six pounds in week six and has lost 63 pounds altogether. We’re still thinking pink...

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