losing 20 pounds and adding some inches here and there. overall, i think if the kid had more then 8 weeks to do it he would have done well. but
You guys are criticizing far too much. Who cares if he lost, the main thing here is showing these kids that they can achieve something with enough motivation.
Who cares if he does not have the genetics either, this is all for fun. This is actually one of the few MTV programs I think is worthy to watch. Not always, but sometimes there is a nice kid who really wants to achieve something.
Anyway, I have seen some vids of the episode, I think the kid could have done a lot better with more time. Even so, he did great with little time.