Week 9 began with a challenge that gave the winner a one-pound weight advantage. The contestants placed blocks on other contestants' podiums. The winner was the contestant who placed the most blocks on other contestants' podiums to "protect" them from going home for a week. Jackson was begging other contestants to save Gina and his plan worked, and he was to be sent home. Joe won the challenge, placing 20 blocks, and earned the one-pound weight advantage. When Jackson was told he had to choose one other contestant to go home with him off the ranch, Jeff volunteered to go. At the other challenge the contestants had to hold 40% of their weight or else they would fall seven stories, the last one standing would win immunity for that week. Gina won, earning immunity, as long as she didn't gain weight. The contestants had to face their biggest fear Gina had to lay in a coffin until she told Jillian why she needed to be at the ranch, while Danni had to sing in public, Alex had to get down and dirty in the mud, and Joe had to swim 100 meters. At the weigh in Gina lost 7 lbs with immunity she was safe, Jackson and Alex both fell below the yellow line by 1 lb. At the elimination, Alex was voted off. Since she first started at The Biggest Loser, she has lost 70 lbs.