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Anna Kournikova Out as Biggest Loser Trainer

One lap around the Presidential Mile, so to speak, is all Anna Kournikova needed. The tennis star, and current Biggest Loser trainer, announced today that she would be leaving Biggest Loser at the end of season 12.

There was broad criticism at the announcement that she would be one of Jillian Michaels‘ replacements, and that didn’t wane much when the season began. Each week fans have lamented her presence during live Twitter chats, constantly wondering about her value to the contestants and calling in to question her experience and credentials. However, the contestants have had nothing but good things to say.

Each week we speak with the eliminated contestants and each time one of Anna’s people were sent home, which was often, they had only positive things to say about her. Recent eliminated contestant Joe Mitchell told us “Anna made me believe I could do it.” Mike Danley, eliminated early in the season, called her compassionate and told us “She can do the job.”

At this time it is unknown if Anna is leaving for personal reasons or if she wasn’t invited back. Our email to our rep at NBC had yet to be returned.

Filming has begun already for season 13, which will premiere in January 2012. While no confirmation has been made, Dolvett Quince, another new trainer this season and instant fan favorite, has tweeted about being at the ranch, which leads us to believe he will be around for a second season.

November 14th, 2011

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I didn't like Anna at all. She is too much all business and with these extremes of obesity the "why' has to be addressed as well as the actual weight. These people will go back to same the lives, environment and issues that were there before and to be successful it's vital for success to address those things. Anna's approach was too cut and dried. Can you imagine taking a "drill sargeant" attitude with that one contestant who lost her entire faimly in an auto accident/ I think it was her husband and 2 kids? Anna is a teacher for people who really only need mild guidance and no real "teaching." She isn't good for TBL at all.

posted Nov 15th, 2011 5:33 pm


I thought Anna was very good, very empathetic towards her group. She got shafted a bit when she ended up with the oldest group though. But Dolvett hasn't beaten Bob yet either.

posted Nov 15th, 2011 4:40 pm


Glad to hear Dolvett is staying - he is H O T!

posted Nov 15th, 2011 1:20 am


I didn't feel that Anna was a good fit for the show. Of course, the actual contestants would be a better judge of that than me, but while I immediately liked Dolvett, I just couldn't warm to her. Perhaps it's because I miss Jillian. I wish her well though.

posted Nov 15th, 2011 12:46 am


That's too bad, I like Anna!

posted Nov 14th, 2011 9:50 pm

Melanie Cardell

I like Anna. She calls it like it is.

posted Nov 14th, 2011 9:37 pm


I think Anna brings something different to the show. She's real, genuine, and caring. I like her.

posted Nov 14th, 2011 9:37 pm


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