Howard had in the girls who took part in the "From a Lard Ass to a Hard Ass" competition that began earlier this summer to crown a winner. The game featured four, almost-hot, contestants who had three months to train and alter their diets in order to become perfect 10s. Whoever was picked as having the best body would win $10,000 from Bally Total Fitness. • Kim said she lost 15 pounds and worked out almost every day of the week during the contest. She also stopped eating carbs and cut down the number of calories she consumed. She thought her best feature was her ass, and Howard agreed. She told him she was able to get it so hard because of the number of squats she did. • Gary pointed out that Talita's stomach of was as tight as a drum. Talita said she lost 25 pounds since she began training. Howard noticed how toned her muscles were, and she said she wants to become a trainer. Howard told her she could make a ton of money on the street. • Keira mentioned that her boyfriend hasn't been able to keep his hands off her since she toned up. After losing 10 pounds and tightening up, she promised she's going to stick to her diet and exercise regimen. • Leah also dropped 10 pounds and put on a great deal of muscle. She said the changes she made to her diet were the hardest part of the challenge. Gary said she looks like what Mariah Carey should look like. When it was time to vote, Gary said all the girls looked great. He commented that when the contestants came in at the half-way point of the competition, he thought Leah was the clear-cut winner. However, when he saw the finished products, he felt Talita and Keira were in a dead heat. He ended up picking Keira. Artie said the Sicilian in him makes him go for women who are thick, so he voted for Leah. Fred felt Leah was going to be the winner when the girls first came into the studio months ago, but today he went with Talita. Howard said when he evaluates women, he goes by their asses. He mentioned when the competition began he didn't think Talita had a chance, but now she looked great. He also noted that Keira was the biggest surprise to him, and that Kim's butt looked really great. Still, though, based on his strict criterion he voted for Leah, which shocked him because he said when the contest first started he had no attraction to her. Robin thought all the girls looked amazing, but she believed Talita looked the best. Since there was a tie, the five judges had to vote again. Howard, Robin, Artie and Fred all stuck with their initial decisions, while Gary broke the tie picking Leah. Talita seemed to be on the verge of tears, and Howard said it wasn't because she was disappointed that she almost won, but that she was starving. He assured all the girls they did fantastic jobs. He also warned them not to pork up just because the contest was finished.