Another American Idol alum will be returning to reality television. Ruben Studdard, the season 2 winner, will be competing on the 15th season of The Biggest Loser, reports People magazine.
“I’ve never had an issue with my weight,” Ruben has said. “[But] my family has a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart-related issues – things I didn’t have to deal with yet because I’m young. But I don’t want to be worried at 40, and if I don’t fix things now, I will be.”
Ruben lost 70 pounds on a vegetarian diet in 2006, but began putting weight back on when he divorced his wife, Surata Zuri McCants in 2010.
There has been a run of American Idol alums who have returned to competitive reality, including American Idol season 6 alum, Kellie Pickler who won the spring edition of Dancing with the Stars. Season 3’s Jon Peter Lewis competed on the spring edition of The Voice. Season 6 Idol, Lakisha Jones, sang for a 1 million dollar prize on the summer show, The Winner Is.
The Biggest Loser returns to NBC on Tuesdays this Fall.
So, is this another reality show I should cover on the blog?