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'Biggest Loser': Ruben Studdard asks fans to transform with him
'Biggest Loser': Ruben Studdard asks fans to transform with him

Ruben Studdard says "American Idol" gave him a career. Now, he wants "The Biggest Loser" to give him a life. Studdard -- nicknamed "The Velvet Teddy Bear" partly for his girth and his cuddly, cheerful, happy-go-lucky demeanor -- said he is returning to reality TV to face the demons that caused him to balloon to 462 pounds. Studdard, 35, said there is nothing funny about his condition, which includes high blood pressure and a diagnosis that he is borderline diabetic. "I've been a big guy my whole life. This is something I have dealt with since I was 8, or 9, or 10 years old," Studdard told the L.A. Times. "It's time to do something...

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