"Normal" weight range is pretty wide. For someone my height (5'3") it's 105-145. So I don't think I would say a person who is 5'4" "should" be 125. She could be around 150 and still "normal weight." It isn't just muscle and fat to take into account, but also bone structure. Someone can be 5'4" and have large bones that bulk them up more and create more weight. I'm not sure, but Irene doesn't look small-boned to me.
And especially with all the muscle they must be building, their weights are probably going to be a little higher than the average person their general shape and size. Just as a personal anecdote, when I went back to school and had to start lugging a heavy backpack around, I gained 7 pounds. My dress size stayed exactly the same, but my body was noticeably different and firmer in a lot of areas. Muscle is denser than fat, so if you burn an inch of fat and replace it with an inch of muscle, your weight is going to go up. (Which is why I think focusing on size instead of weight is usually better.)
I agree that focusing on size instead of weight is better, and Irene is still very curvy for her height. She could lose more easy.
As for the makeovers, the girls sucked and the guys were good. My daughter went so far to say Austin was hot (but she loves Hobbits, so whatever. :lol)
I hated Hannah's hair and dress, it was a mess.
I found Olivia looked better in her dress, but I found the hairstyle aged her about ten years and made her look like a politician's wife. Awful.
I expected Irene to look amazing, not so much.
The only one who scored a great dress was Aly. :lol
Hannah had beautiful, shiny brown hair. The bangs look good on her but she should have straight chin to shoulder length hair to pull them off. She looked like she was out of the 70's with both the hair and dress.
The make overs are never good on this show. I think they shop at Sears. And get their hair done there, as well. :D
I agree on everyone's opinions of the makeovers. I've been thinking how slim & attractive Hanna has been looking, but her makeover was horrible. The hair wasn't at all attractive & looked old fashioned(and not in a good way) & like a bad wig. Her dress was not at all flattering. The skin tight mermaid shape made her look stuffed into it & her hips & legs look huge. Even her face didn't look nearly as attractive as usual. The other 2 women were better, but not much. They just looked out of place in those outfits, and not at all stylish. The whole thing looked like bad 70's prom styles.
The guys looked much better, but slap a tux on any guy & he'll automatically look better.
I'm looking more forward to the Finale looks. Hopefully they'll tone it down.......a lot.
I was disappointed that no one went home. This season seems extraordinarily long. Maybe it's because I just don't have a favorite, or anyone I can't stand either. They all seem like nice people.
I actually liked Olivia's cut on her. I am so glad her husband is also on board with his weight loss! I think those two are actually going to be just fine when they start adding to their family. I hope they will be able to continue with their new, healthier lifestyle.
I can't stand the make over episodes. Every year I am hopeful and every year I am disappointed.
they ruined Hannah's hair in my opinion. She is now going to be stuck with roots or having to dye her hair back to its original colour (which was lush). She looked like a stepford wife.
As I have said numerous times, in this thread, the makeovers always miss the boat. Small budget, I guess. :shrug