MTV Announces College Weight-Loss Show

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MTV announced a new weight-loss reality show, I Used to Be Fat. The show will follow teens during the summer after high school as they lose weight and transform themselves before entering college. The show comes from the producers of The Biggest Loser, and is part of the network’s effort to reconnect with a “millennial” audience.

Each hour-long episode will feature one teen as he or she works out with trainer, meets with nutritionists and consults with doctors. “That reboot of your life can happen over one summer,” says JD Roth, the executive producer of I Used to Be Fat. “The kids who really dedicated themselves and really wanted this made changes that are staggering. We had multiple kids lose 100 pounds.”

The first of the ten episodes will air on December 29th, in MTV‘s Ten Spot. The show is unscripted, and has what Roth describes as a “much more authentic bent.” The show hopes to make the most of the rite-of-passage between high school and college, capitalized on the idea that students can re-invent themselves when entering college, leaving behind old social stigmas.

Via Broadcasting & Cable.

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53 Responses to “MTV Announces College Weight-Loss Show”

  1. Jennifer says:

    hi, i just recently heard about this show and i need your help.i am 18 years old ”5” 7 and almost 200 lbs. i have tried to run and do exercises but end up quitting because i don’t have support. i used to be 150 at the age of 12 and then after that i started gaining pounds….i have tried so hard but nothing seems to be working. i go into stores to buy new clothes and try them on and it seems that i have to keep going up to bigger sizes. i have gone from a size 8 to a size 16 and 17. in school people looked at me and gave me mean looks and called me fat. i want to lose this weight and be 155 at the least. i just got engaged and i want to look good for when i get married.

  2. Allison says:

    Im fourteen from Pennsylvania and I weight 260 pounds I have been struggling with weight loss my whole life, and its been my dream to be on this show! I would do anything to be on it!

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