Exclusive: "Celebrity Fit Club" Alumni On Fat Joe's Weight Shake, "People Really Do Look To [Us] To Set The Role"
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 5:55PM
Former "American Idol" and "Celebrity Fit Club" participant Kimberley Locke recently chopped it up with SOHH, revealing her reaction to rapper Fat Joe slimming down and also discussed plans to host her own show.
Although she was unaware of Joey Crack's nearly 100-pound weight loss, Locke said all celebrities should watch what they grub on.
"Wow, I didn't even know about that. I'm going to have to read about it. I think we should all try to be a little bit healthier," Locke told SOHH when told about Fat Joe's massive weight loss. "Especially in the [entertainment] industry where so many people are watching us and we're role models for so many people and so many kids. Listen, if you ask ten people in the street who their heroes are, nine times out of ten they're going to name a celebrity. People really do look to celebrities to set the role. I think it's fantastic that people are getting in control of their health and taking better care of themselves." (SOHH)
Locke also dished out a few details of an upcoming early 2012 ABC television show she has in the works.
"Basically, 'The Revolution' is a lifestyle transformational show and once I got off 'American Idol', I had two goals. My short term goal was to get a record deal immediately and [release a record]. And then my long term goal was to have my own show, to host a television show. I feel like I'm right in line with my goals, with my targets. So for me, it's just about extending my outreach to my fans and gaining more fans, and broadening my career [by venturing] into television. The show's emphasis is on weight loss. We have a guest on each week and we start with the weight loss components and things. Then we get into people's lives and find out the things that they want to fix. Do they want to be a better wife, a better love and what not. It's not just about weight, it's about setting people up for success." (SOHH)
Earlier this summer, Joey Crack opened up about how vital it was to lose 88 pounds.
"I always loved being fat. Obviously, I'm Fat Joe," Joey Crack said in an interview. "If I could eat and gain a thousand pounds and behealthy, I would love to do that. But obviously the statistics say you can't. It's nothing that's not out there. I think everybody needs to educate themselves. And if you from the inner side, the hood, the Bronx, Harlem, Brooklyn, whatever, there ain't no diet Snapples, there ain't no sugar free candies. You need to tell them, 'Yo, I need that.' Because everybody needs a fix. So it's a constant battle but for me, I seen too many of my friends die so I've been trying to be focusing, God-willing, I've been able to keep fighting this fight and remain healthy." (New York Daily News)
Locke is most known for her long run on "American Idol" which resulted in solo album releases and appearing on "Celebrity Fit Club" around 2007.
Locke is an American singer and plus-size fashion model who has recorded in the dance, pop and adult contemporary music genres. She gained fame with her participation in the 2003 American Idol television series, and in 2007 garnered media attention for her participation in Celebrity Fit Club. Locke is a co-host of a daytime show tentatively called The Revolution which is scheduled to air in January 2012 on ABC. (Wikipedia)
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