At last night’s Biggest Loser season 12 finale, one of the big questions for the next season was about why Anna Kournikova will not be returning to show next season. Our corespondent, Courtney Crozier spoke with Anna after the winners were announced, and learned that Anna didn’t love being in front of the camera all the time.
“The whole TV thing wasn’t really the right fit for me,” says Anna, but she’s glad she had the experience and to have built relationships will all of the contestants. “I had the best time on the show,” Anna says, but that waiting for the finale to reveal her news was difficult. “I hate waiting around.”
Anna is looking forward to the coming holiday, and while she hasn’t planned ahead further than that, she does plan on continuing to work in the health and fitness field. “That’s something that I’m always going to be involved with–sports and health and fitness.” She particularly hopes that she can work with helping children to get involved with sports.
She was the only woman to weigh-in during tonight’s Biggest Loser 12 live season finale. Jennifer Rumple was one of three, including Vinny and Patrick, to lose the most weight at home on their own. Then, she stepped on the scale to reveal a 43.94% loss of total body weight, crowning her the winner of the $100,000 at-home prize.
We caught up with Jennifer moments after the confetti fell on the finale stage. You can hear from her what it was like to be tonight’s only female winner.
In another suspense-filled finale, tough competitor John Rhode was crowned “The Biggest Loser” of season 12, Battle of the Ages. Starting at 445 pounds, John shed 220 pounds, weighing in at a lean 225 to claim the prize. During the live finale, John spoke about the past failures of his life and overcoming them to start a new, healthier beginning. He also thanked his wife, family and trainers to helping reach his goal. Bob spoke highly of John, saying that he had never seen anyone so determined to win.
All the contestants looked stunning in tonight’s season conclusion, with Ramon and Antone coming in close behind.
The finale revealed a sneak peak of the next season, which will feature family members–but who won’t compete against each other. Dolvett Quince will return for his second season as a trainer on the show, along with Bob Harper. No mention has been made of a third trainer, however, The Biggest Loser is notorious for twists, so you never know what the show’s creators might have in store.
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.” (more…)
The most obvious side effect of a stint on the Biggest Loser Ranch is weight loss. However, there’s another one that seems to show itself to a few people every season, and it’s love. This show turns out more relationships than any dating reality show – ever. It’s uncanny! Season 12 is proving to be no different.
It appears that Jessica and Ramon have the hots for one another! While the details are no more clear than the flash of a preview at the end of last week’s episode, a couple of lip-locked “Losers” doesn’t need much more explanation. Ramon even looks right in to Jessica’s eyes and announces “I love you!”.