It was announced that Dolvett Quince will join Bob Harper and Anna Kournikova as the newest trainer for season 12 of Biggest Loser, which begins filming next week. While it may take fans a while to warm up to the idea of the hit show without Jillian Michaels, Quince definitely has the fitness chops to whip a new batch of contestants into shape.
Quince is an IFFA and ISSA certified master trainer, meaning he has earned master fitness trainer credentials, and is the owner of BodySculptor Inc., and the exclusive Body Sculptor studio in Atlanta, GA which he opened in 2004 with wild success. Quince has used his expertise to train celebrities such as Janet Jackson, Justin Beiber, Boris Kodjoe and Baltimore Ravens Tight End Daniel Wilcox, but according to his website, Quince says his biggest accomplishment as a trainer was “helping one client lose 325 pounds”.
UPDATE: Watch our interview with Dolvett Quince live from The Ranch during week one!
NBC’s The Biggest Loser is set to begin filming Season 12 this week in Southern California. Well known for helping contestants transform their lives with astronomical weight loss, the trainers are arguably the best part of the show. Many tune in each week to see with what Jillian, Bob, Cara and Brett will challenge the contestants. With the announcement that Jillian Michaels has left the show, rumors swirled as to who would fill the slot. Anna Kournikova was announced at the live finale of season 11, but there were rumors that there was at least one more trainer to be added.
Today, NBC announced that the final trainer will be Dolvett Quince. The founder of Atlanta’s Body Sculptor, Inc., he’s been the city’s go-to trainer for more than ten years. Recently, he toured with Justin Bieber for three months, creating a diet and fitness plan to keep the superstar in top physical condition.
UPDATE: 8/2/11: Watch our interview with Anna Kournikova live from The Ranch during week one!
UPDATE: 5/24/11: During the live Biggest Loser 11 finale, Alison Sweeney announced that Anna Kournikova will be joining the ranch as a trainer for season 12. The leggy tennis star then walked out on the stage, much to the surprise of the live audience, and expressed her enthusiasm for being a part of the show. She also congratulated the current contestants on their success.
Several sources around the Web, including blogs and Twitter, are reporting that Anna Kournikova will be filling the gaping hole that Jillian Michaels is about to leave at the Biggest Loser trainer.
News is spreading quickly that the 29-year-old tennis star will be the show’s next trainer, and NBC will not confirm either way. We received this comment from our publicity contact: “We can’t comment at this time on the multiple casting rumors surrounding the show, but look forward to making a big announcement about season 12 of “The Biggest Loser” at our season 11 live finale next Tuesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.” Anna made an appearance during season nine as a guest star, offering motivation to the contestants during a tennis challenge, but does she have what it takes to move them all the way to finale?
In a brief post at ExtraTV, they report that Kournikova, along with Cara Castronuova and Brett Hoebel, will be formally announced during the season 11 finale on Tuesday, May 24. (more…)
Are you ready to give your all and gain even more?
Biggest Loser season 12 is now casting, and will air in fall 2011. NBC is searching across the U.S. for individuals and teams who want the rare opportunity to train with Bob Harper, Cara Castronuova and Brett Hoebel to help them lose weight while regaining their health, lives and sense of self.
A few casting requirements are:
- Minimum of 100 pounds to lose
- Casting individuals or family members
- At least 18 years old
- Legal U.S. resident
- Bold, outgoing personalities (more…)