So Buddy was bought off with a van? Wow! If I was his wife I'd been even more pissed, finacially strapped but not willing to put in the effort to try and win the money yourself.
To Jeremy is going to buy Buddy a van, too? After taxes, Buddy's van, and giving Conda her share, does Jeremy realize he won't have anything left for himself?
Also from the article: Jeremy wants to "pay it forward" and help obese young adults because he realizes that he needs public accountability to keep the weight off; he fears weight regain. He's correct in that the external motivation from being in the public eye is what allows the former contestants to keep weight off in the long term. However, what Jeremy fails to realize is that given his behavior on the show and the controversy of this season, no one - not The Biggest Loser brand, nor any sponsors - is going to want to touch him. He has no fans, he's not popular, and no one identifies with him. Jeremy isn't going to be blogging for magazines about his marathon training and making appearances at fitness festivals like Season 11's Olivia. He wasn't conscious of how important it was that he come across as humble and likeable to viewers the way the purple sisters were. Even at his win Tuesday night, he was incredibly cocky - I don't remember a winner ever acting as entitled and rude. Successful winners like Season 5 Ali know that the continued media appearances after the show not only prevent weight regain, but also continue to keep the money rolling in, but Jeremy is going to miss out on all of that and he doesn't even realize it. After this initial media blitz, the spotlight is going to move away in a nanosecond, leaving Jeremy with damaged metabolism (from the rapid weight loss), a damaged reputation, and no money. It's going to take a miracle for him to not rapidly regain the weight. He's acting so immaturely and has already admitted to partying after his win (so much so that he's hoarse) and he's planning on "getting back to" the gym and his strict eating plan. He's no Season 7 Helen, who got up early the morning after the finale to go running.
In the article, Jeremy claimed that he was nervous about Kim but claimed that "There was no way she could have possibly been outworking me" - really, Jeremy? So you beat Kim because you worked harder than she did, huh? It didn't have anything to do with Kim being ALL muscle and didn't have any fat to lose to beat you percentage-wise? It didn't have anything to do with the fact that she started off lighter and without as much fat, and she would have had to lose muscle and dehydrate herself to beat you? Nope? It's that she didn't outwork you? Screw you. And nice going with that lack of humility that's not going to endear you to any viewers at all. When the media attention from your win has died down and you wonder where everyone went and why you don't have any endorsement deals or any other opportunities, I hope you realize that you sealed your own fate by being an asshole and you are in no way a victim. And as the weight starts piling back on, remember that your focus was not on getting healthier, and you achieved what you wanted in ending up as a huge untoned blob of dehydrated fat and skin with a temporarily great number on the scale.
Edited by divingin, May 3, 2012 @ 8:46 PM.