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Ruben Studdard to Appear on 2013 Season of The Biggest Loser

Published by on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 8:47 am.

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R&B singer Ruben Studdard is going from winning big to losing it all. The season two winner of American Idol will be competing on the 2013 season of The Biggest Loser. It should come as no surprise to fans and followers that his journey in reality TV would take this path. The Velvet Teddy Bear has battled with bulge for several years. At his overweight peak, Studdard clocked in at a very heavy and unhealthy 400 pounds, which is allegedly the weight he is at now.

During his Idol days he shaved 100 pounds off his maximum weight using a program from the Duke Diet and Fitness Center. Back then Ruben was put on 1,200-1,500 calorie diet a day and after he left the center he temporarily became a vegetarian.

Ruben once told former Today host Meredith Viera that, “We’re from Alabama and we love to eat.” But these days it seems geography has nothing to do with his current quest to get and stay healthy. Good luck Teddy Bear and get fit soon!

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