Anna Kournikova off NBC’s ‘Biggest Loser,’ Said to Be a Nightmare to Work With
Those of you who are big Anna Kournikova fans should proceed with caution. Kournikova is known for being easy on the eyes, and there are many who know her for her attractiveness more so than her tennis ability. Despite having never won a tournament, Kournakova insists she is proud of what she accomplished during a tennis career that was cut short by a back injury at age 21. I wonder if she’ll look back on The Biggest Loser and have similar thoughts.
Anna was hired as a trainer and life coach on the NBC program for season 12, but according to The Hollywood Reporter she will not be returning for season 13.
But staffers say they clashed with her, and some of the contestants found her a bit brash. Whereas Michaels was soothing, encouraging and even uplifting, Kournikova did not sympathize with her overweight contestants, often telling them about her own tough upbringing when they complained about training being hard.
A source on the show actually called Kournikova “a nightmare.” She would definitely not have been mistaken for a life coach.
Apparently patience is not Kournikova’s strong suit. Considering it’s pretty much the most important thing to have on a show like The Biggest Loser, you can understand why she is now off the show. Although she issued a statement through her reps saying that she will always be a part of The Biggest Loser family and remains committed to “bettering lives through health and fitness,” we all know the truth: It’s a fat people’s world — Anna just isn’t down with it.