[Videos] 'The Biggest Loser' Season 15: Ruben Studdard and Cast Talk Failed Diets and Life Struggles
[Videos] 'The Biggest Loser' Season 15: Ruben Studdard and Cast Talk Failed Diets and Life Struggles
Chrissa Hardy
Chrissa Hardy
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Every season of The Biggest Loser is slightly different than the one before. This season, the theme is "second chances". The contestants have an opportunity to take their experience on the ranch as a second chance at life. Because let's face it, when you're still relatively young and pushing 300 or 400 lbs, the life ahead of you will not be a very long one unless drastic changes are made. 

The start of the season will have each contestant wearing their starting weight on the front of their shirt. This will serve as a constant reminder and a source of motivation to take full advantage of the second chance opportunity they've been given.

Nobody reaches obesity without a reason behind it. And part of the process at The Biggest Loser Ranch is to uncover those reasons. Some of them lie deep within, to the point where the contestants might not even be conscious of it. They've all tried fad diets in the past, all of which have obviously failed to work long-term. Even though they have just arrived at the ranch, you can tell by the interviews below that they already understand the importance of seeing their weight loss transformations as a work in progress and as a lifestyle choice, not a quick fix.

Let's get to know the contestant of season 15 a little better.

Matt and Jennifer

David and Fernanda

Tumi and Rachel

Craig and Jay

Marie and Tanya

Chelsea and Bobby

Hap and Holley

And last, but certainly not least, is American Idol winner Ruben Studdard

Really examining the reasons behind the weight gain seems to be the only thing these contestants haven't tried. And most of the contestants have been looking for not only quick fixes for the weight loss, but also only quick meals. What's the quickest way to get what I need? Even if it's unhealthy. I think Ruben says it best, "Anything good for you, you can't get fast. That's the hardest thing for a lot of us here to learn is just how to really take that beat and take care of yourself."

The trainers are very excited for season 15. They each had a lot of involvement in the casting process, a first for the show. And they each have a trainer save this year. Which means that if someone on their team is voted off, they have the chance to save that person and keep them around for another week. They can only use the save once. 

Jillian talks about the new trainer save and what she looks for in a contestant below:

What do you think of the new season? Are you excited to see how Ruben will do? Let us know in the comment section!

The Biggest Loser season 15 premieres Tuesday, October 8 at 8pm on NBC.

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