Tennis Star Anna Kournikova Joins THE BIGGEST LOSER Season 12

The Biggest Loser (NBC) - Anna Kournikova Live Finale

Former professional tennis player Anna Kournikova will join NBC’s hit series THE BIGGEST LOSER for season 12. As the show’s newest certified trainer, Kournikova is honored to have the opportunity to help contestants – and motivate viewers – to get fit and healthy. Kournikova expressed her excitement in being part of the show and stated that “I’m honored to join a program that embraces the values of a healthy lifestyle and is committed to fighting obesity. I look forward to the upcoming season and seeing the results we can achieve together!”

Born in Moscow, Russia, Kournikova’s passion for tennis and active life began at the young age of five, when she first picked up a racquet. At age 8 she began competing, continuing to rise in ranking when she turned pro in 1995. She ended 1999 with a year-end ranking of #12 in singles and #1 in doubles, and ended 2000 as #8 in singles and #4 in doubles. Off the court, Kournikova works with children through various global organizations, promoting health, fitness, and an active lifestyle.

The Biggest Loser will premiere in September 2011 on NBC.

Do you watch The Biggest Loser? Kournikova’s enthusiasm and competitive nature should be a good addition to the show. Would you start watching just because she is on it?