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'Biggest Loser' Season 15: 'American Idol's' Ruben Studdard to compete

Jillian Michaels will soon be cracking down on Ruben Studdard in the gym, as the "American Idol" Season 2 winner joins "The Biggest Loser." A rep for the show confirms to Zap2it the "Velvet Teddybear" will compete on Season 15 of the reality weight loss competition.Studdard once told People he was physically unable to keep up with a celebrity trainer's fitness program that required regular workouts while restricting him to 1,200 calories per day. "I'm a big man. There was no way to do those workouts on that amount of food, so everything was contradicting itself." Instead, he turned to vegetarianism, and saw his weight drop from 455 lbs. to somewhere in the range of 380 lbs.Now 34-years-old, Studdard has said he wants to address his weight issue before it becomes a medical problem. He is quoted as saying, "I don't want to be worried at 40, and if I don't fix things now, I...


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