Atlantan Dolvett Quince joins NBC’s competitive reality show “The Biggest Loser” as one of two new trainers. The other two are veteran Bob Harper and fellow newcomer and former tennis pro Anna Kournikova. Their jobs: help a group of morbidly obese men and women lose as much weight as possible over 11 weeks. The winner receives $250,000. Its 12th season begins tonight at 8 p.m.
Who: Dolvett Quince
Born: Stamford, Conn.
Residences: Atlanta and Los Angeles
Years as a personal trainer: 12
Most notable clients: Q100 morning host Bert Weiss, Justin Bieber, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker
Why “The Biggest Loser”? “It’s such a dominant show in terms of health and fitness and truly helps people transform their lives. It’s something I’ve been doing my entire life. I can now do it on a bigger scale.”
His philosophy: “Over the years, I’ve been more than just a trainer. I’ve been a friend. I’ve been a life coach. You’ll see it on the show as well where I’m able to connect with the contestants that way.”
What he’s learned so far: “When I hear their stories, some of them are similar to mine. I definitely learned a lot about facing my demons and dealing with issues. I can’t be too specific yet because there are episodes coming up that will disclose that.”