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Anna Kournikova Confirmed as 'Biggest Loser' Trainer

Anna Kournikova Confirmed as 'Biggest Loser' Trainer

It’s official: Anna Kournikova will be The Biggest Loser‘s new celebrity trainer!

The 29-year-old Russian-born tennis star is joining the NBC reality show as longtime trainer Jillian Michaels leaves.

But sources also told NYMag‘s Vulture that current trainers Brett Hoebel and Cara Castronuova will not be returning.

Executive producer Todd Lubin wouldn’t comment on Brett and Cara, but did tell Vulture the show “intentionally tried to not replace Jillian.”

“[Anna] grew up with very little in Moscow, pounding tennis balls every day when she was 5. That’s the drive she’s bringing to the show,” he added.

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  • Lou

    She isn’t a professional trainer. Why appearing on the show?

  • Hey You Ugly Ladies

    Anna K is fugly.
    Who cares about her?? She isn’t a trainer. And 1996 called.
    Who is Anna now? A huge nobody

  • 1996 CALLED….

    …THEY WANT THEIR CELEBRITY BACK

  • frazzle

    is bob coming back? he is the only trainer i like. brett and cara were annoying.

  • HERP LIP

    BOB IS NOT COMING BACK – WE JUST GET FRAGGLE ROCK ON THE LEFT NOW.
    AND YES ANNA, YOU LOOK LIKE A MAN

  • Kate Middleton’s Thin Lips

    Nope won’t be watching this has-been. Sorry!!
    FAIL on Biggest Losers – bunch of losers.

  • Who?

    Who is Anna Kornokopia?
    Never heard of her.
    She looks “old.”
    Who is she??

  • Anna – A Manna

    I think they meant The Biggest Loser’s newest TRANNY, not TRAINER.

  • Ugh

    That blonde is a man.

  • b

    cara sucked

  • b

    anna was relevent like 10 years ago

  • Happy_Evil_Dude

    @Who?: a so-called tennis star who achieved considerable fame thanks to her looks 10 years ago but who never amounted to anything.

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    I would like for her to be my personal trainer.

  • lilia mazunina

    SHE’S THE BIGGEST LOSER 4EVER. LOL!
    HATE THIS UGLY BITCH!

  • Brainy box

    WTF!!!! SHE IS TOO PRETTY AND SPINELESS TO BE THE NEW TRAINER!!!!! EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!

  • Madhatter

    Hitting balls all day when you are a kid isn’t drive- it’s called PLAYING.
    This picture of Anna shows her true face structure without good angles or photoshop, she’s not as pretty as I thought.

  • Hahahaha

    ANNA IS TRULY UNATTRACTIVE AND MANLY LOOKING
    SHE NEEDS TO CUT THAT HAIR CIRCA 1986 POISON

  • Lisa

    OMG! It’s a shame of Russia. Sorry for my Inglish…

  • nick

    You must be kidding….If that “drive” was something,she would have won herself a singles title in the first place…Besides,she is NOT a professional trainer…You might as well ask Pamela Anderson to do the job as she is much hotter…lol Anna doesn’t even look healthy because she is too skinny…Come on people…Yawn…

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