Do you guys remember Ruben Studdard? That large and soulful contestant from American Idol, season two? Though we got to know him as a winner of American Idol, he wants to be known as a loser. A loser of a lot of weight, that is. Wow, that was a bed setup. Sorry. Anyway, Ruben Studdard is set to be the first celebrity to ever compete on the Biggest Loser. Studdard hopes to not only get healthier, but also inspire some other people of his age and size to try to make the changes for themselves as well.
That is a really impressive step to take, and one we greatly admire. It takes a lot of courage to be known as the winner of something massive like American Idol, and still step forth and admit you need to make some changes. Then to make those changes in a front of the world like Ruben Studdard is about to do with his stint on Biggest Loser is very brave and admirable of him. USA Today has more about the stars and his struggle with his weight. At 462 pounds, the singer has a lot of work set out for him.
But judging by Ruben Studdard’s passion and strength, we think we will do just fine.