Upcoming ABS-CBN reality show “The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition” aired its primer on May 15, Sunday with Sharon Cuneta finally speaking up on her own fight against obesity. In a rare interview, Sharon shared the physical and emotional pains of people who are regarded by society as fat, obese, and heavy.
The “Biggest Loser” is a television show which centers on overweight contestants in their big journey to self change. Every week, they will undergo rigorous training and physical and emotional challenges in order to lose weight. All contestants have one goal: to lose the highest percentage of weight to become the Biggest Loser.
To better inform the people of the rigorous training for the contestants, “The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition” invited select members of the entertainment press to experience training themselves at the show’s training camp in General Trias, Cavite. Pinoy Gossip Boy was the only blogger invited in said set visit.
The visiting press were welcomed by the show’s production manager, Mr. Reily Santiago, brother of Randy, Raymart, and Direk Rowell Santiago, who explained the mechanics of the show.
Afterwards, the group received a lecture from U.S.-trained nutritionist Nadine Tengco who discussed myths and misconceptions on weight-loss techniques.
The group was toured around the training camp, which is equipped with state-of-the-art weight-loss technology. Although no contestants were inside the training camp during the tour, the group was brought to the kitchen, locker rooms, clinic, and bedrooms. Anticipating the enormous weight of the contestants, “The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition” made use of expensive but locally-made heavy-duty beds valuing at around P200,000 each.
To get the same vibe as the contestants, the visiting press were trained by U.S.-based kickboxer and gym-owner Chinggay Andrada in a 25-minute exercise routine which left the participants truly exhausted.
Another rigorous training was conducted by U.S.-educated sports medicine specialist Jim Saret.
Chinggay and Jim will be training the Red and Blue teams of “The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition” respectively.
The new reality show is set to air its pilot episode on May 30, Monday. Megastar Sharon Cuneta will be hosting while sports buff and actor Derek Ramsay will be co-hosting.