Season 15 of The Biggest Loser show kicked off Tuesday with the trainers picking their teams. The former American Idol was paired with Dolvett Quince who is a personal trainer and owner of Body Sculptor, a private personal training studio in Atlanta.
At 35, he is starting the competition at 462 pounds which is the heaviest person on the ranch by more than 50 pounds.
He and trainer Jillian Michaels are already having some words as she didn’t like the appearance of him shirtless.
“We’re going to have to wax that back of yours, I’m telling you right now,” says Michaels sternly as she tells Studdard she is repulsed by the excessive amount of body hair. “It’s not even just back hair — there’s an inch-and-a-half of shoulder hair! That is totally unacceptable!”
Although Studdard has struggled with his weight since his American Idol days, he reassured Michaels that he is very comfortable in his skin. “Jillian is a hater,I don’t appreciate that. You know, I think everything about Ruben Studdard is sexy.”
The Biggest Loser program proved to be effective for the ‘teddy bear’ as he was down 21 pounds at his first weigh in.
Check out some of Studdard’s first episode moments here.