'The Biggest Loser' contestant Robert Richardson II says he joined show because he wanted a lifestyle change

'The Biggest Loser' contestant Robert Richardson II says he joined show because he wanted a lifestyle change
Robert Richardson II (Richie Knapp/USA Network)

'The Biggest Loser' contestant Robert Richardson II may have appeared on just one episode of the show but he has already managed to carve a spot for himself in the audience's hearts thanks to his exceptionally strong leadership skills and a sunny disposition. In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), we sat down with Robert to talk about his experience on the show and what he has been up to after leaving the show.

All the contestants on 'The Biggest Loser' have interesting backstories and a reason behind appearing on the show. So we were curious to know what brought this 33-year-old Louisiana native, who used to be a college athlete, to 'The Biggest Loser' campus.

He said, "I decided to come on to the shows because I want to change my lifestyle. I wanted to start something new in my family as far as taking care of your health and really bring out the old me. Bringing back the old mindset of conquering and winning and not allowing life and failures to take over yourselves some time. I believe that because you fail at some things, you can't allow yourself to slip back into a dark place. And that's where I was at. I was at a place where I feel like I could get the help or get out of."
Many people were rooting for Robert to make it far in the competition, including his trainer Steve Cook, who seemed genuinely upset to watch him go. When we asked him about his experience being a part of the show, he had nothing but great things to say. He revealed that although his time on the show was brief, the things he learned he will carry with him for the rest of his life. He was also full of gratitude and admiration for Bob Harper, Steve Cook and Erica Lugo.

Despite leaving the show early on, Robert isn't viewing it as a setback and is still continuing with his goal of getting fit and healthy. He revealed that he has been exercising regularly and eating clean and also working extremely hard to get in shape.
You can catch new episodes of the reboot version of 'The Biggest Loser' every Tuesday at 9/8 c only on USA Network.


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