Season 7 of "The Biggest Loser" wraps up Tuesday and in anticipation OK! has a glitzy photo shoot with the final four contestants tomorrow! Biggest Loser trainers Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper and host Alison Sweeney won’t be on-set as a photographer, Triple 7’s Carrie Simons, a glam squad and I coax out the finalists inner supermodels, but I caught up with them a couple of days ago at a celebration of their The Biggest Loser’s Pound for Pound Challenge in conjunction with Feeding America. During the cocktail reception at Sunset Tower I was astounded to learn one in eight Americans go hungry each day. The Biggest Loser has teamed up with Feeding America to donate a pound of food for every pound of weight contestants collectively loose on the show – that’s a staggering thousands of pounds of food this season alone! You can learn more about the program and how you can get involved too at http://www.pfpchallenge.com/
At the soiree a gorgeous Prada-clad Jillian told me the show’s contestants have a 65% weight loss retention rate – whereas in ‘real-life’ it’s only 5%!! Her advice to Kirstie Alley (one of the 95% to gain the weight back) as she begins her battle to lose the weight, again, "She just has to be conscious to put her health before food."
Season 6 contestant Stacey Capers was in attendance and although she only lasted on the show a single week last season, she’s lost 65lbs and kept it off. Stacey attributes the weight loss to Bob’s guidance and said the biggest lesson he’s taught her is "Calorie management." She told me, "I went on the show with my husband and before the show we overate all the time. We didn’t realize how much we were eating. Bob taught me all I needed to know in one week."
Alison said she can’t wait to see Kristen at the finale because she admits, ‘She’s amazing and my favorite contestant of all time."
I also had the pleasure of chatting with the very charming Jimmy Jean-Louis from "Heroes" and Kamar de los Reyes (who you may recognize as hot hunk from "One Life to Live") before he jets off to New York City to play a secret service agent opposite Angelina Jolie in "Salt." When I asked him about his thoughts going off to work with Angelina he said, "I’m nervous." If he’s dating anyone, I think it should be them who should be more nervous. Just kidding.
At any rate, I have an 8am call time tomorrow. That will be lovely after a night tonight that includes starting at Bond St. lounge for the "Our City Dreams" by Chiara Clemente screening and after party, a fly by h.wood where the owner will be celebrating his birthday with a host of expected celebs and finally, catching up with friends at the final preview party for Katie and Ki-Moon’s new Hollywood hotspot Jane’s House, an old Victorian cottage that was once a schoolhouse! It’s not even open yet and already Vanessa Minnillo, Nicole Scherzinger and Mena Suvari have stopped by. Happy Friday 😉 xo