Biggest Loser is back tomorrow night on NBC, and the show itself has undergone a transformation. New trainers are joining Dolvett Quince — hello Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom, each hoping to be the coach of the $250,000 winner — as well as 20 former athletes, including Olympic gold medalists and NFL players, all vying for the toughest challenge of their lives.
TV contributor Angela Yvonne talks with Dolvett, Jessie and Jessica about being part of the The Biggest Loser phenomenon, whatΓÇÖs on their iPod and the show’s secret new location!
What made you want to be part of the phenomenon of The Biggest Loser?
Jennifer: For me, it is always about helping people live out their best lives. We would still be training and changing lives even if we were not on the show. The show allows us to cast a bigger net, and mentor and change lives on a bigger platform. I was excited for the bigger chance to touch even more lives.
Jessie: When you become a trainer you train one on one, but I always want to know what else or who else I can help. It gives me the opportunity to change the masses. This is the Superbowl of fitness shows, what could be better? The rewarding part of this show is helping them rediscover who they really are and in a big way.
What are your favorite songs to listen to on your iPod?
Dolvett: I am a hip-hop junkie, so anything with Jay Z or Drake, and I am good to go. (Laughs)
Jennifer: Depends on the day. Sometimes it’s Depeche Mode or the new Hoosiers song. You can never go wrong with ’90s rock.
Jessie: Exercising for me is an experience. I put on rock like ’90s grunge when I am kicking my own butt.
The new element to the show is series veteran Bob Harper at comeback canyon. What can we expect?
Jennifer: It’s a well-kept secret. Tune in and see! (Laughs)
Catch┬á Biggest Loser: Glory Days, season premiere, Thursday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. on NBC.
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