16 November 2011
The Biggest Loser
I love this show. It is seriously one of my guilty pleasures. I love watching. When it first came on I thought it was the most ridiculous idea for a show ever. Take a bunch of really overweight people, work their asses off (literally) and then send them home if they don't lose enough weight. Brilliant. But, as it turns out, it works. In some cases it worked really well, in others not so much. But overall I think they have highlighted the fact that you don't need anything fancy or special or surgery. Losing weight takes hard work and diligence. A good message.
Through the Biggest Loser I discovered Jillian Michaels. She rocks. Bob Harper is good too, but Jillian rocks. When Jill decided to leave I was bummed. I loved watching her workout with these people. So last season she decided to leave and Anna Kournikovs was replacing her. At the time I thought that wasn't an awesome idea. Yes, Anna is incredibly athletic. She's got an awesome body and could rock those sexy bodystockings. I'm also sure she knows what's she's doing but working on the Biggest Loser??? I don't think so. How many other trainers have they been through?? 3 that I can think of off the top of my head. When this season started and I saw her in action I thought I might be right. She is from Russia and people from other countries just are not like we are here in the US. I work with people from Spain, Brazil, and Argentina and they border on rude when they talk. It's not that they mean to be, it's just that they say exactly what they think and don't hold the punches. I also think the language is part of the problem. The little subtleties that we use everyday and are quite familiar with escape them. Many times it's the inflection of the voice. We American put a lot of inflection in our voices and there is a lot of meaning in those inflections. Foreigners speaking English haven't mastered those inflections so the words may be right but the way they are delivered is all wrong. I'm sure it's similar when Americans learn a foreign language.
So Anna is not returning because of issues with the crew and the contestants. Hmmm... really?? I knew this would happen.