Anna Kournikova, tennis ace and amore de Enrique Iglesias, will replace fitness trainer Jillian Michaels on The Biggest Loser next season, according to People. Loser made a point to select Kournivoka to take the show in a different direction. Rather than put the focus on losing weight, the show’s executive producer, Tom Lubin stressed that the reality competition should highlight living a well-balanced life and maintaining weight-loss.
The overall reboot, according to Todd Lubin, is meant to move The Biggest Loser “slightly away from just the tape measure, and getting into overall well being and health. That’s where Loser needs to go.” Err…nevermind.
What will Kournikova bright to Loser? Self-discipline and perseverance. Lubin said, “She grew up with very little in Moscow, pounding tennis balls every day when she was 5,” he says. “That’s the drive she’s bringing to the show.”
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