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Tanya Winfield on the Challenge of Winning Big by Losing Big – VIDEO



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*Almost anyone who has watched the OWN Network’s ‘Ready For Love’ (Season 2) and NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ (Season 15) has seen the bodies of Tanya Winfield, Brent Nahshon, and Darin ‘The Damn Trainer’ McClary.

Nahshon and McClary seemed to bedazzle the audience with their chiseled bodies as they entered a quest for love on the OWN network. On the other hand, Winfield impressed viewers of ‘The Biggest Loser’ by losing 90 pounds and winning them over.

During Season 15, Winfield’s emotional breakthrough with her trainer became known as “the most inspiring moment” in ‘The Biggest Loser’s’ history. Moreover, people connected to Winfield and she was often referred to as “the people’s champ.”

Winfield has teamed up with Nahshon and McClary so they can help others through a project they launched called the ‘Biggest Loser Challenge.’

I spoke with Winfield and Nahshon about the challenge they are actively involved in to help people to lose weight.

Winfield’s background is one of the driving forces in every endeavor she makes. She says that she “had a very rough childhood growing up.” Winfield says that she was a teenage mom.

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She credits overcoming her early challenges, which included having an abusive mother to her grandmother.

“I had a grandmother that was so resilient and amazing like so many grandmothers and she really did give me a sense of self and a sense of ‘win’ is in my name…and so she always told me that…win is in your name you have no choice but to win. It’s part of who you are.”

Winfield says she “took those words to heart.” By the time she was 18, Winfield had begun a path to success, climbing the corporate ranks in Fortune 500 companies. Then in her early twenties, she began opening restaurants.

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Winfield says that she had a “will to want to succeed” and that she built and “empire” that led to her earning her first million [dollars] by age 35.

“I became very successful and started winning at a young age.”

Her appearance on the ‘The Biggest Loser’ was yet another win because she beat out more than 250,000 other contestants and she became one of the six finalists. Still, Winfield says going on the show “was out of character” for her.

“That really was proof of my desperation at that time.”

“I had gained so much weight…and I was desperate. I needed help and ‘The Biggest Loser’…it saved my life…”

“I was always very confident in the areas of business…in the areas of…having a career and making money and things of that nature but I was really never confident in my physical self… did not know what I could achieve in my physical self so ‘The Biggest Loser’ for me was a stretch.”

Winfield always considered herself a private person, and never saw herself as an athlete, so she says going on national TV “to do something that amazing really took me out of my character.”

Winfield talks about how being on ‘The Biggest Loser’ helped her shed physical pounds and emotional “baggage” that she “didn’t even know [she] had.”

After being a contestant, she gave motivational speeches because she wanted to “help everyone.” People began asking her if she had something online that could help them, so Winfield set out to create a program.

She wanted a program that was “affordable that could impact the masses.” She also wanted to “create a program with a team of individuals with like-minded spirits…people that really wanted to help people win. People that wanted to help people live.”

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Brent ‘The Body’ Nahshon & Darrin ‘The Damn Trainer’ McClary (screenshot)

When she met with Darin McClary and “Brent [Nahshon] from Oprah Winfrey’s show, ‘Ready to Love’ she realized that she had been “waiting on these guys.” After doing a lot of research and interviewing several people, Winfield established the ‘Biggest Loser Challenge’ with McClary and Nahshon. Together they provide an online program that includes workout videos at all levels that allow people to work out at the times that suit them best. There is a nutrition component and participants also have access to Winfield, McClary, and Nahshon via social media platforms as well as one-on-one consulting.

Winfield, McClary, and Nahshon decided to keep the challenge to 50 participants at a time, but expanded the program to others due to the COVID-19 crisis which prevents almost everyone from venturing out to a gym.

In my video interview (below), Winfield elaborates on the variety of success that participants have been experiencing. Going beyond weight loss, Winfield talks about what “blows [her] mind” with the health and family transformation the program is bringing about.

Both Winfield and Nahshon, who also interviewed with me, gave advice about coping through the current COVID crisis. One of the poignant points Winfield makes is how much “control” people actually do have during the crisis. Nahshon talks to people about self-reflection and visiting the “higher self.” They elaborate on these points and say it best in the video, so be sure to watch/listen in. Also, be sure to check out their fitness challenge at:

These are three people who have a mission to get people to lose so that those people can win big, physically and emotionally.

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J. Jermayne (@JJermayne Writes) is the author of 6 published books; 3 are sports themed. Jermayne freelance writes and travels to cover sports, entertainment and cultural events. 

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THE REAL: Garcelle to Moms: ‘We Should Put Ourselves First! / WATCH



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*On Friday, October 23, the ladies discuss whether mothers should feel guilty for putting themselves first, especially during a pandemic.

Co-host Garcelle Beauvais gives examples of how her needs often taken a backseat for her children and how the pressures of being a mother frequently lead her to tears. She advises that self-care is absolutely necessary to be a better parent.

And, co-host Loni Love has always sworn that she would never marry again. But what if her longtime boyfriend James decided to pop the question in a public forum? Would she accept or stand her ground and just say “No!” to nuptials?

Later, Annie Potts drops in to talk about filming Young Sheldon during COVID-19, quarantining with her husband after living apart for seven years, and starting her foundation All Are One which helps those who are in dire need of assistance during the pandemic.

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Take It From Garcelle, Mothers Need To Take Care Of Themselves

Garcelle Beauvais: We should put ourselves first! We should put ourselves first. When you’re on an airplane, right, and there’s an emergency, they say, “Put on your mask before you help someone else”, right? If, us as mothers, don’t help us out, we can’t help our kids. And I feel like, so many times, people make you feel guilty if you put yourself first. And I’m not saying be selfish and ignore the kids, altogether. But, we have to take care of us! Even yesterday. I was in my feelings. My kids didn’t want to hang out with me. I’m like, “Come on! Let’s watch a movie Let’s go for a walk! Let’s drive to the beach!” And they were like, “No. We just wanna play with our friends through video games.” And I was really offended! I’m not just here to cook and clean! Somebody play with me! Right? (Laughs)

(The Real co-hosts laugh)

Loni Love: Whoa ho! Ow!

Garcelle: So many times we put them first. I remember when they would have late baseball games or football games–whatever. They would have a break and said, “We’re really cold.” In the back of the car I had sweatshirts. I had jackets. You know, I had under shirts for them. I had nothing for me… and I was cold, too. It just goes to show you that sometimes we do a disservice to our kids and let them think the world revolves around them. And it doesn’t. I’ll even tell you this, at Christmastime when Santa buys presents for them, Santa buys presents for me, too, because I want them to know that Santa loves me, too! It might be a little more expensive than they would buy, but, you know.


Garcelle: When my kids were toddlers, sometimes I would turn on the shower in the bathroom and cry. Because I just felt overwhelmed or tired. I didn’t know how to handle it. I would turn on the shower so they wouldn’t hear me and bawl and put it back together and I’d come out.


Loni: How did you get out of the situation, like you would cry? Was that just a release for you? Is that what you were saying?

Garcelle: Yeah. Sometimes it was just a release. Sometimes it was like, I’m tired and they’re both crying at the same time. And then other times, you know, I would call a girlfriend and say, “Hey, could you come over and watch the boys just so I can take a nap or just so I can go outside and take a walk. Just to, you know, take a bath. Anything.”



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THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour, two-time NAACP Image Award-winning and Emmy®-nominated talk show now in its seventh season on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network Bounce. The bold, diverse and outspoken hosts, Garcelle Beauvais and Emmy® Award-winners Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai, all frankly say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, THE REAL is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and Co-Executive Producer Tenia Watson (Judge Mathis, Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, WGN-TV Morning News, Just Keke, The Test) and shot in Los Angeles, California.

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Aaliyah Book Titled ‘Baby Girl: Better Known As Aaliyah’ Dropping in 2021



'Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah' Book
'Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah' Book

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*Christmas has come early for Aaliyah fans, as an upcoming book has been announced that will chronicle her life and career. 

According to Billboard, “Baby Girl: Better Known As Aaliyah” will drop Aug. 17, 2021, under Simon & Schuster/Atria Books. 

Written by journalist and author Kathy Iandoli, the title “will focus on the span of Aaliyah’s life and career — from her earliest beginnings singing in Detroit all the way through to her game-changing musical era with Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and the late Static Major,” revealed in a press release. “The book also includes a deep dive into her tumultuously abusive entanglement with R. Kelly and an intense investigation on the crash that ended her life.” 

Says Iandoli: “I wrote this book as an Aaliyah fan. This is for all of us who for the last twenty years can spot her influence everywhere, while wishing she was still here. I left no stone unturned, and I hope I’ve added to her legacy properly.”

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News of the book follows confirmation from Aaliyah’s estate that they are bringing her music to streaming services.

“To our loyal fans: We are excited to announce that communication has commenced between the estate and various record labels about the status of Aaliyah’s music catalogue, as well as its availability on streaming platforms in the near future,” read the announcement from Aaliyah’s Twitter account. “Thank you for your continued love and support. More updates to come!”

Check out the official announcement via the Twitter embed above.

In a 2016 story from Complex on the singer’s uncle, Barry Hankerson, who owns her catalog under his Blackground Records label, writer Stephen Witt said of the absence of Aaliyah’s music on the internet,  “Aaliyah’s internet absence is different—there’s no logic to it. It’s not an artistic statement or a play for more money, and there’s no dedicated Aaliyah-only streaming service in the works.”

Witt continued, “Instead, there’s a single, stubborn man, sitting on a catalog that includes almost all of her most famous work. … The situation puts her entire musical legacy at risk of fading from memory. Year by year, streaming accounts for a greater portion of an artist’s visibility and reverence among the next generation of listeners. And he refuses to budge.”

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‘Dying To Be Famous: The Ryan Singleton Mystery’ Teaser Trailer Released by Bounce TV / WATCH



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*Bounce, the first and only broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, released the teaser trailer of their all-new original true crime special Dying To Be Famous: The Ryan Singleton Mystery.

Dying To Be Famous: The Ryan Singleton Mystery is an intriguing six-episode, true-crime docuseries.  Bounce’s first which follows the extraordinary true story of the mysterious death, and likely murder, of Ryan Singleton, a young African American male, and aspiring film producer, who, after setting out to pursue fame and fortune in Hollywood with two of his friends, ended up dead in California’s Mojave Desert, his body dumped, mutilated and missing all vital organs.

World Premieres Sun. Nov. 1 at 9:00 pm (ET) with two back-to-back episodes.

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Bounce (@bouncetv) is the first and only broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, with programming seen over-the-air, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over-the-top on Roku®, on mobile devices via the Bounce and Brown Sugar apps and on the web via Bounce features a programming mix of original series, docuseries and movies, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and events and more. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).





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