Big losers need makeover

Townsville Bulletin - - Savvy - by Kel­lie Smith-Lester

Iwish they’d hurry up and makeover The Big­gest Loser con­tes­tants. That’s the only rea­son I’m per­sist­ing with the show. Let’s be frank. It’s pretty bor­ing and now cry baby Nathan has gone, I’m not an­tic­i­pat­ing too much re­al­ity TV tantrum throw­ing.

I love a makeover. Can’t wait to see what they do with Lara. I’m pretty con­fi­dent that she’s go­ing to come out of it look­ing smok­ing hot. Her boyfriend Leigh will too. He seems to have ex­cel­lent bone struc­ture.

They’ve been a sur­prise, the Westren fam­ily. I thought mum Char­lene was a Judy Mo­ran wannabe when I first clapped eyes on her. She blasted Shan­nen the trainer, stormed out ( there’s a lot of it – storm­ing out – go­ing on this se­ries), came back and mor­phed into Julie Rafter, al­ways ready with an en­cour­ag­ing word, a kindly hug or a piece of worldly ad­vice.

Lara’s lucky get­ting a mother-in-law like that. She thinks so, no­tice she’s call­ing her Mum now not Char, even though she’s not re­ally her mother. I won­der how Lara’s real mother feels about Lara call­ing some­one else Mum?

Char cares about her ap­pear­ance too. No­tice how she’s flick­ing the blonde curls around and oc­ca­sion­ally, just for a bit of va­ri­ety, she trots out the GHD for stick straight hair. Do you think they let her out of Camp Big­gest Loser to get her roots done?

Any­way if I were Char, I’d have a bit of a word to host, Hay­ley Lewis about the bike pant-crop top combo they force the fe­male con­tes­tants to wear to weigh in. No-one looks good in that get up – it’s quite un­for­giv­ing. Truly, Mi­randa Kerr would strug­gle to get away with wear­ing it. OK, not quite true, she’d look good, but there’s no way she’d ac­tu­ally wear an en­sem­ble like that on na­tional TV. What’s wrong with a t-shirt?

And while we’re at it, why can’t the men keep their t-shirts on? I’m think­ing that the pro­duc­ers may just want us all to be fully con­fronted by the con­tes­tants’ bod­ies in all their over­weight glory. No, surely not.

The Westrens

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