Ajay Rochester Is Broke In Beverly Hills
When Ajay Rochester was sacked from The Biggest Loser, she decided to try her luck overseas in Los Angeles. Her aim was to appear on the Oprah show, and has been auditioning for other roles.
However Ajay this week told Woman’s Day she was broke, and the move has been a bit of a disaster.
Here are some snippets from the article:
Ajay is unable to put food on the table or find work.
“…In terms of finances I have pretty much hit rock bottom.”
“Within hours of landing in LA, not only had the TV deal I had hoped to secure fell through, but we were homeless too.”
“I had decided to sub-let an apartment and handed the last of our savings, $8000, to the guy we were renting it from.
“…the guy pocketed it and ran off to Mexico.”
Since then Ajay has struggled to find any employment, despite applying for 50 jobs. But she refuses to give up on her Hollywood dream – a dream she believes will ultimately provide the best future for her son, who has aspergers and attends a special school.
“This is not the time to be proud, and so I have applied for jobs ranging from checking nits in kids hair, to doing the nightshift in the laundry in a sports club. I even did a couple of days as a brickie for a friend who is a labourer.”
“…I can’t even land the most menial jobs because as soon as they find out who I am they just say to me ‘Why would you want this job? We cannot even consider you as you are far too qualified.’ It has been soul destroying.”
Ajay says she goes hungry on a daily basis.
“I try and hide how poor we are from Kai, but he is 11 and not stupid. Every night when he says to me ‘Mum why are you not having any dinner?’ I just tell him I have eaten before he got home from school.”
“…for the last eight months I have survived on barely more then rice and potatoes. She has also put on 10 kgs in the last 10 months.
“No more am I the glamorous, sucessful TV host, but instead I am back to being the washed up, overweight nobody.”
I am not sure I believe the bit about not being able to get a job because she is recognised in the US. Who would know who she was?