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The Biggest Loser 13: Exclusive Interview with Cassandra Sturos

Posted on 03/10/2012 by Gina in The Biggest Loser and Cast Interviews

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Cassandra Sturos from The Biggest Loser 13


by Gina Scarpa


It turns out it had nothing to do with the all female alliance forming on The Biggest Loser. This week, Cassandra was in trouble if her team lost the weigh in no matter what, after the red team pegged her and Emily as threats to win the competition. After working hard and staying out of drama all season, Cassandra was voted out and now turns her attention to winning the at home prize. We caught up with her today in an exclusive interview to talk more about her Biggest Loser experience.


Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What made you want to be on The Biggest Loser and going in, was there a trainer that you knew you wanted to work with?
A. Cassandra: I wanted to be on The Biggest Loser because my weight has always been a major struggle in my life and preparing to move to New York City, I didn't feel like the confident girl I had imagined myself to be there. And I always loved Bob and knew I wanted him.


Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What part of being on the show was tougher than what you saw on tv?
A. Cassandra: The workouts were so much harder than anything I could ever comprehend. I also want to add that, though of course there was drama, my positive experiences on the ranch far outweigh anything negative I experienced there.


Q. Gina, RealityWanted: When do you feel like you started to come into your own in the competition?
A. Cassandra: After surviving week one on the ranch and losing as much as I did, I made up my mind to just kill it for the rest of my time there. Each week, I did more than I ever thought I could do. I felt more and more like an athlete and stronger than I ever knew I was.


Q. Gina, RealityWanted: In looking at this week's elimination, did it hurt you that you still didn't have your grandmother on the ranch? It seemed like that factor helped Megan and Conda stay.
A. Cassandra: I am almost glad my grandmother did not have to be privy that elimination. Who knows if it would have changed anything for me, but if it hadn't, I wouldn't have wanted her to experience what I experienced when she left.


Q. Gina, RealityWanted: You said you were worried that you were going to slip backwards going home now. What did happen when you went home?
A. Cassandra: I went home sad and more than a little angry, so that fueled me. I went right to the gym and started making my ranch experience my "at home" experience. I went to health food stores and planned my meals. I wrote down calories and started working out. I did not want to believe the worst in myself and that I would fail. I wanted to be the girl I was at the ranch; someone strong and capable.


Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Do you feel like the talk of an all female alliance had anything to do with your elimination?
A. Cassandra: The talk of an all female alliance had nothing to do with my elimination. Before that talk even started, the red team let it be known that Emily and I were the threats on the black team that they would vote out. Once we became aware of that, then yeah, all bets were off.


Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Alison said you were a threat to win the $100,000 at home prize. Do you feel like you can win it on finale night and who do you see as competition?
A. Cassandra: I do feel like I can win the at-home. I brought the same vigor I had on the ranch home with me and I under estimate no one. My biggest threat at home? I don't really want to think about it. I worry about what I have to do and try not to sweat the rest.


The Biggest Loser airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC.


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