Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. People Magazine announced today that Anna Kournikova will not be returning to the Biggest Loser next season. Apparently, this was her choice and she was not forced out. She issued the following statement:
“I enjoyed my time on the Biggest Loser ranch. Although I will not be returning as a full time trainer on season 13, I will always be a part of The Biggest Loser family and my commitment to bettering lives through health and fitness will continue."
This hardly comes as a surprise. While some of the contestants did lose significant weight while training with Anna, her style left much to be desired. While watching her I always felt like TBL was trying to fit a square peg into a circle. It just didn’t work.
From the start I had questions about her qualifications and questioned whether TBL chose this gorgeous woman as eye candy to boost ratings. Sure, she may be a personal trainer, but her forte has not historically been in working with obese people.
What do you think of the decision? Spot on or premature?