July 02, 2013 05:10 AM by Lisa Princ
It looks like another American Idol contestant is crossing over into a different reality television realm! First, we watched as Kellie Pickler tackled Dancing With The Stars (and won), and now Ruben Studdard is heading in a different direction as well! The season two Idol winner will be back on our television screens in the Fall, when the new season of The Biggest Loser returns as he will be competing on the show!
It’s no surprise that Ruben Studdard is still struggling with his weight, but could Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels, and Dolvett Quince be the answer to the American Idol champ’s prayers? Studdard is hoping that is indeed the case! According to People Magazine, Studdard will be part of the season 15 cast of The Biggest Loser.
The 35-year-old has tried numerous weight loss plans with no success, even working with celebrity trainer, Gunnar Peterson. Studdard claims that while he was losing weight on Peterson’s plan, he was also getting sick from too many workouts and not enough calories. “I’m a big man. There was no way to do those workouts on that amount of food, so everything was contradicting itself,” Ruben explained.
Studdard lost 70 pounds back in 2006 by going vegetarian, but after his 2012 divorce, he gained it all back. Now, Ruben realizes that he needs to get healthy. “My family has a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart-related issues – things I didn’t have to deal with yet because I’m young. But I don’t want to be worried at 40, and if I don’t fix things now, I will be,” the velvet teddy bear admitted.
We certainly hope that The Biggest Loser can help Studdard get healthy!
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