Anna Kournikova Replacing Jillian Michaels on the Biggest Loser

May 25, 2011 By:
Anna Kournikova Replacing Jillian Michaels on the Biggest Loser

Jillian out, Anna in! After weeks of rumors, Anna Kournikova was officially replaced Jillian Michaels on the Biggest Loser.

Anna made her first appearance as a trainer on Tuesday night’s finale of the show and will serve as a full time trainer starting next season.

"Mind is a powerful thing. You can make things happen if you want them bad enough," she said. "I know all about discipline, strength and conditioning, commitment. This is my chance to give back -- the opportunity of a lifetime -- and a way to teach the contestants everything I know."

So why is Jillian leaving the show? The official excuse is to focus on her family, but it’s probably because the show execs knew they could get someone younger and hotter. Who wouldn’t be inspired to lose weight after seeing Anna in a bikini?

"It's been such an honor working side by side with you guys and I'm eternally grateful," said Michaels, "Now, I'm just excited for new chapters, to take the platform I've been given to the next level." How do you feel about Anna replacing Jillian?