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MTV’s “I Used to Be Fat” Now Casting for Season 2

MTV Weight Loss ShowAfter announcing the premier of MTV’s reality weight-loss show, I Used to Be Fat, we have gotten many, many inquires about how to get on the show. We finally have the answer. Today, MTV announced that they are looking for high school seniors who have 40 to 100 pounds to lose to star on the second season of the docu-series. The show’s casting directors will be traveling to Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas. According to our contact at 3 Ball Productions, the show’s production company, the ideal cast members will live no more than 50 miles outside of these locations.

To apply for I Used to Be Fat, interested candidates should email their name, height, weight, contact information and recent photos to hsweightloss@gmail.com. Also be sure to include a paragraph explaining why you want to be on the show and lose weight before starting college. You can also visit MTV for more information.

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MTV’s I Used to Be Fat Helps Obese Teens Turn Their Lives Around

MTV has done it again. Their newest show, “I Used to Be Fat,” follows teens who are facing a real-life obstacle – obesity – and their paths to success. MTV has also created other shows that document the lives of teens in tough situations, such as teen pregnancy in “16 and Pregnant” or “If You Really Knew Me,” where teens cross social cliques to really get to know each other. So far, there have been four episodes of “I Used to Be Fat.”

The first episode allowed us to follow Homecoming Queen Gabriella during her summer of dieting and exercising. Gabriella lost a total of 90 pounds and developed skills to improve her relationship with her mother.

After Gabriella came Marci, a homeschooled teen who was moving away to college. During the summer before her freshman year, she teamed up with a personal trainer to conquer her obesity and address her personal demons.

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School District Sued For Influencing Votes on High School Field Trip

VoteEverywhere you look today in America, there is pressure or encouragement to vote.

Facebook.com, the popular social networking page has an application on the homepage asking if users have voted today. Google.com has a map option to see where the nearest voting facility is. Twitter is trending #govote. MTV is still sponsoring their political involvement campaign ‘Vote or Die’.

It seems political activist groups and parents at a Cincinnati high school are not happy about the one place they feel students should not be discussing politics: their school.

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MTV Announces College Weight-Loss Show

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UPDATE [3/9/11]: Do you want to apply? MTV’s “I Used to Be Fat” Casting for Season 2

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.”

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Randy Jackson’s Education Background

randy jacksonRandy Jackson was born on June 23, 1956 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is best known for his musical talents and his role as a judge on American Idol, where he has been complimenting contestants by calling them “dawg” since 2002. He is also the executive producer for MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.

Jackson attended Southern University in Baton Rouge. He graduated in 1979 with a BA in music. Jackson has appeared on more than 1000 albums, putting his degree to good work by playing bass and keyboards.  He also taught recording industry classes at UCLA for several years in the 1990s.

Jackson has been married twice. He has one child, Taylor, with his first wife, Elizabeth Jackson and two children, Zoe and Jordan, with his second wife, Erika Riker. Read the rest of this entry »



MTV’s If You Really Knew Me Breaks Down High School’s Social Barriers

MTV is such an interesting television channel. This channel has brought us popular hits such as “The Jersey Shore,” “Teen Mom,” and “16 and Pregnant.” If you know anything about these shows, you might think they are all going for the shock factor and are not exactly what I’d call classy or uplifting programs. It’s OK, though, MTV is not ABC Family and can show these types of programs. I just usually choose to steer clearit when I am channel surfing.mtv if you really knew me

However, things appear to be changing over on the ‘ole MTV. A new program premieres on July 20 at 11:00pm EST called “If You Really Knew Me.” This show gives students a chance to break down social barriers in their high school and really get to know their classmates.

“If You Really Knew Me” features a different school during each episode and works by bringing students together through “Challenge Days”. “Challenge Days” are those when the entire school comes together and classmates are encouraged to really open up to each other and face difficult decisions and realities about bullying, prejudice, cliques, racism, and sexism.

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