Studdard was the subject of some controversy on The Biggest Loser as he was eliminated, then brought back and then eliminated again. (There was an issue over caffeine supplements that forced his return.) Studdard struggled to lose weight on TV but also says all doesn’t necessarily appear as it seems on reality shows.
“There are some things behind the scenes that I’m not able to discuss at all. Whatever the results were on the scale or on television, it definitely changed my life. My trainer Dolvett is amazing. When [I found out 2 weeks into the show] that I had diabetes it really scared the hell out of me.”
Studdard, who started out over 400 pounds on The Biggest Loser says he is still losing weight but that he’s going to keep the goal weight number to himself. He’d like to get there before his birthday next September 12th ( a birthday he shares with fellow Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson) and says while he won’t be Snoop Dogg slim, he plans to be able to tuck in his shirt.
“Michael Strahan thin, something like that,” Studdard says.
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