NBC’s hit weight loss reality show, The Biggest Loser, has literally changed the lives of many Americans. Not only have the show’s contestants made drastic lifestyle changes, but it has inspired thousands of viewers to lose weight. Just like TV shows have influenced clothing fads, stereotypes and even the choice of a family pet, the Biggest Loser has made a lasting impact on our society.
Many other game shows have aired successful celebrity editions. I think a celebrity edition of The Biggest Loser would be very popular. Of course, I think it would be best to include some everyday Americans as well. (After all, the celebrities can afford to pay thousands of dollars for a personal trainer, whereas your average Joe cannot.)
It would be ideal to have a celebrity edition of the Biggest Loser where celebrities (such as actors, entertainers, politicians, newscasters, etc.) are teamed up with ordinary Americans. Perhaps ten celebrities could be matched with ten ordinary Americans.
Here are five reasons why I believe NBC should air a celebrity edition of The Biggest Loser.
It would help motivate even more Americans to lose weight.
The Biggest Loser has encouraged many Americans (well non-Americans too) to stick with a diet and fitness plan. We all know that celebrities can motivate people. For example, when household products are endorsed by celebrities, they often sell more. Therefore, if The Biggest Loser has celebrities who were losing weight, perhaps more Americans would be motivated to get healthy as well.
It would be very entertaining.
Adding celebrities to the show would increase the entertainment value. Viewers will enjoy seeing celebrities work hard, and will cheer them on as the weight goes off.
Americans enjoy watching celebrities who as “just like us.”
One popular entertainment magazine has a section where they show stars engaging in ordinary activities. For example, they will include a picture of an actor paying the parking meter, pumping gas, even buying toilet paper. We enjoy seeing actors and celebrities doing ordinary tasks. While losing weight on The Biggest Loser isn’t ordinary, it does show them facing the same struggles that many Americans face.
It would raise money for charity.
On most celebrity editions of game shows, the celebrities do not claim the prize. Rather, they donate it to their favorite charity. A celebrity edition of The Biggest Loser would raise thousands of dollars for international or local charities. Perhaps some stars might choose an agency that helps feed the hungry in Haiti. Or, some might choose an organization that is passionate about preventing childhood obesity.
It would give a great new twist to the show.
While the show has changed some over the years (adding teams, bringing back a previous player, etc.), it would be nice to have a refreshing twist to the show. Adding celebrities to the game would be a nice change. It might boost ratings, and recruit former viewers who became bored with the show.
These are just five reasons why I think The Biggest Loser should air a celebrity edition. If you are trying to lose weight, please read “Weight Loss Advice: What to Do When You Feel Like Cheating on Your Diet.” You also might check out “5 Friendly Diet and Weight Loss Forums for Women.” Browsing before and after weight loss photos online might also help you stay motivated. Take a look at “When to Find Before and After Weight Loss Photos Online” for some links.
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