September 22, 2011 05:46 AM by Lisa Princ
Anna Kournikova made her training debut on the season 12 premiere of The Biggest Loser on NBC on Tuesday, and she proved to be tougher than most thought she would be. Anna Kournikova recently sat down for interview with Regis & Kelly, where she credited her mom for her toughness on the show. Read on to hear what Anna had to say!
The Biggest Loser kicked off season 12 this week, where we met tennis pro, and new trainer Anna Kournikova, who has visited the series in the past as a special guest. Many people were speculating that Anna Kournikova would not make a good trainer, but Anna proved that she could be tough on the contestants – she even challenged one to walk off the set! After the premiere, Anna Kournikova paid a visit to “Live with Regis & Kelly,” where she explained her toughness on the show.
Crediting her mom, and referring to her as a “drill sergeant,” Anna Kournikova told Regis and Kelly: “She really instilled the commitment, disciplinary in me. It’s really helped me throughout life and that’s why I’m so passionate about sports and fitness and promoting that healthy lifestyle, and spreading the word especially to kids.” We already knew Anna Kournikova enjoyed working with children, as she told us in a recent interview, but we had no idea her mom was so tough!
Anna Kournikova also credited her sports background to helping her in her new trainer position as she added: “You can learn so much through sports. It teaches you all these amazing skills you can use in life, not just while you’re playing sports.”
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