Jillian Michaels has been quite vocal lately on the controversy surrounding last season’s “The Biggest Loser” when winner Rachel Frederickson seemed to lose too much weight. On April 7, People reported that the well-known trainer is ready to call it quits on the weight loss show.
Supposedly, sources said that Michaels is ready to distance herself from the brand of “The Biggest Loser.” It was obvious from her reaction on the show’s finale how shocked she was when Frederickson came walking out looking gaunt and underweight. The mom-of-two then went on to put the blame on fellow trainer Dolvett Quince for not following up with Frederickson after she went home.
"She is deeply concerned about the direction the show has been taking," the source told People. "She is turned off by the mean-spirited story lines and poor care of the contestants."
The 40-year-old trainer is not on board with the way the popular show is going with the contestants. She apparently feels that they are not properly taken care of, according to the source.
Michaels returned last year and is considered the ‘tough’ trainer. She is seen each week hollering at the contestants that she in charge of on the show, but she has also said that she does it out of concern for their well-being. Supposedly, she is tired of being portrayed as the ‘bad guy.’
“She's not the negative person they portray her as," the source explained. "She wants to be in a place where she has more respect."
There has been no official word from Jillian Michaels or from her camp on her leaving the show. For now, these are just rumors until it is officially announced.
Do you think “The Biggest Loser” can survive without Jillian Michaels on the forefront?