Season 2 American Idol winner Ruben Studdard knows what winning feels like, but now he’s interested in seeing what being the biggest loser feels like. Studdard is heading over to reality tv’s The Biggest Loser to sculpt some nice abs and shed the nickname Velvet Teddy Bear to compliment those soulful vocals America fell in love with.
“I’ve never had an issue with my weight,” Studdard, 35, told People. “[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.”