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Anna Kournikova Joining The Biggest Loser

Anna Kournikova to Become the Next Star of The Biggest Loser

With The Biggest Loser finale just hours away, New York Magazine has confirmed that tennis star Anna Kournikova will be joining the cast next season. Biggest Loser producer Todd Lubin told the mag that Anna isn't a replacement for Jillian as much as she is the right person to move the show in its new direction. Instead of having such a straight focus on a "tape measure," Lubin says the plan is to make it more about general health and wellness. This isn't Anna's first time on The Biggest Loser; fans of the show will remember Anna from an appearance she made during season 10. It was then that Lubin realized the motivation and drive that Anna is able to impart on contestants.

While there is no word on how Anna will fit in with the newest trainers, Brett and Cara, there are rumors that the two won't be back for another season. As of now, Lubin is remaining tight-lipped, but based on finale previews, we do know that there will be a "big announcement" revealed on tonight's episode. But, Lubin did tell New York Magazine that viewers can expect to see a different-looking show next season with the same core fundamentals: "Loser is about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The idea of the show is that you watch these contestants and realize, 'Holy sh*t, I can do anything.'"

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northen123 northen123 5 years
I'm not an avid viewer of the show, but I really admire Jillian both on and off screen. She's been obese (at her own admission), and is not the greatest lover of exercise, but she understands and appreciates the need for a healthy body, mind, and outlook on life. Kournikova disappeared from the tennis scene and became 'scary skinny', losing what seemed to be most of her muscle mass. Of course, I don't know her personally or anything. But from what she has conveyed in the media, I wouldn't say she's the best person for the show. Besides, as runswimmerrun said, she stays fit because she's a professional athlete. Just my opinion :)
yellowgummy yellowgummy 5 years
Are they trying to draw in male viewers? Because I can't stand her.
runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 5 years
She's not just fit to be fit, she's fit to perform as a world champion athlete and an Olympian. In my opinion, there's a difference there.
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