Category — Ajay Rochester
The Seal Twitter rant has attracted a lot of media discussion. Yesterday Ajay Rochester, Nikki Webster and Peter Ford were on Sunrise discussing whether Australia had tall poppy syndrome and then a heated debated broke out between Peter and Ajay.
See it above and tell me what you think. Ajay has also written about the exchange on her blog Finding My Mojo. She makes some interesting points in relation to making money off the media.
June 14, 2013 8 Comments
Ajay Rochester revealed yesterday that she is again battling with her weight and thinks it is killing her.
The former The Biggest Loser host is currently in the US and is having a hard time not going into the fast food chains. Like her idol Oprah she has had a up and down battle with her weight for decades.
She told Daily Telegraph (via an interview on the Kyle and Jackie show) about her struggle:
The one-time host of The Biggest Loser-turned-diet guru admitted today she has gained one kilo a week for the past 48 weeks thanks to daily trips to fast food restaurants in LA where she is now based.
Describing herself as “disgusting”, Rochester – a mainstay of women’s magazines who regularly feature photos of the ballooning former TV host – even details her daily diet of pancakes, bacon and hamburgers.
“To be really blunt I can eat a whole heap of crap in one day,” Rochester told 2Day FM.
“There is this place here called Norms.
“Norms’ is called ‘Norms: Bigger Better Breakfast’.
“So it’s breakfast for 3 people. Two pancakes, big plate sized pancakes, three bacon strips, a plate sized hash brown, a plate, I’m not talking the little Macca’s ones, two eggs, two sausages.
So I’ll eat that. Then I just lie down all day because I can’t move because my arteries are so clogged.
“And then I drive past ‘Karl’s’ and get a burger and fries. I’m laughing about it. But it’s really serious because I am eating myself to death.”
Interestingly she also reveals that even after winning Excess Baggage she was still too big for her skinny jeans.
The SMH article on Ajay also has comments from a psychologist talking about the obesity cycle.
Ajay’s latest reality TV show is Beverly Hills Canine Country Club (Source: Splash Online)
April 18, 2013 22 Comments
Former host of The Biggest Loser has revealed some secrets about the show whilst giving Adro from Season One a bit of a cyber slap.
On Ajay’s blog Finding My Mojo she says that Adro was placed back in the The Biggest Loser in season one after he threatened to take the production company to court. She also the extreme aka unhealthy dieting practices that occur on the show particularly before the final weigh in.
She revealed this after Adro allegedly wrote some negative things about obsese people including Ajay on a forum which he has now removed.
It’s funny, I REMEMBER how you got back into Biggest Loser to make it to the final four. Adro, if you remember you were eliminated by the game and fellow contestants but you threatened the producers with a court case and all sorts of things, which in the first year of a show, a costly court case and scandal was not what they wanted or needed to make the show a success. You forced them into giving you another chance, threatening to make trouble for them and so they rewrote the series and gave you a second chance, reluctantly. You think you won that fair and square? I remember Cosi being eliminated by Sam (who went on to win) who spiked his drinks by changing the labels from low calorie chocolate topping to full fat and Cosi left with dignity and grace and if there was ever an opportunity to complain about getting kicked out that was it.
I remember how you presented yourself at your final weigh in (behind closed doors and a few days before filming so contestants had time to recover and look healthy)…..you were starving, pale, had shallow breathing, low blood pressure, cracked lips and you were unable to stand on your own two feet – hardly a great advertisement for healthy weight loss….. all the contestants begged me to ask the producers to have you drug tested. I took that request to the producers and was told they didn’t want to know the truth, they just wanted a good winner and told me to shut up and go away. This was one of the many problems I faced in the job I became known for being difficult in…….because I spoke up when I felt it was wrong or that we were being deceitful. I refused to be the face of their online diet club, I refused to sell their shakes and diet bars, I complained when someone who went on to win was living off 200 calories a week, I complained when I had to participate in a cover up for the contestant (who also went on to win) who drank bottles and bottles of tea tree oil (and whose relative was caught smuggling more in) to lose gross amounts of weight and more…..it made me NO friends, but I refused to drink or even sell the Kool Aid. When I joined Biggest Loser I truly believed I would be able to help people learn to love and care for themselves and hoped my message of loving yourself first was more important than chasing a number on a scale. I quickly learned I was never going to be able to do that. And I am grateful for the good that came from that job but I am sick and tired of people like you who forget that fat people have feelings and deserve just as much love and RESPECT as anyone else.
It is well worth reading the full yarn on Ajay’s blog as she gives Adro a few more rabbit punches. In this little fight between Ajay and Adro I tend to side with Ajay as it appears that Adro may have forgotten what sort of place he was in prior to going on the weight loss show.
The Biggest Loser will be back on our screens on Network TEN in 2013
UPDATE: Adro has now responded on his Facebook page (oh the joys of social media) and both are throwing the bullying word at each other. I would say neither are bullying or being bullying but I will leave that up to you to judge. (Thanks Bron)
From Adro’s Facebook page:
TO AJAY ROCHESTER: first I want to start by saying 2 things, first you’re talking about bullying yet your doing so by bullying and sledging me publicly on a comment that jo jo c took from a PRIVATE biggest loser ex contestants room I’d set up, not a blog but a private room and secondly that what you are going on about has been taken way out of context and conveniently so by leaving out the actualfact that the post was directed at certain people in that PRIVATE ROOM.
Yes I commented on your weight gain and said it was a “shame” you’ve gained it again and 2 the ‘Ajay who’ comment was not in reference to you as a person it was in reference to your media presence and the timing of the article.
Other than commenting on your weight there was no reference to you throughout any of the conversation nor was it at all in reference to any member of the public outside of the certain few again in that PRIVATE ROOM! This then seen the conversation turn after an outburst by jo about how I after almost 7 years am sick of other biggest loser contestants continually being victims to being obese still when they simply couldn’t be bothered applying themselves to their weightloss but then blaming either society, the biggest loser or just life in general. The drug alcohol reference was made when I told jo that I will not be made to feel anything other than pride for my weightloss achievements and that I have worked my ass off getting here and staying here(at goal weight). The comment was that the only reason I am successful and some are not is because I chose to give up the life of shit food, alcohol, drugs and no exercise or being lazy for a life of health and fitness in order to achieve my goals and live an awesome life. Which I am doing!!!! I have achieved my weight goal and done so by working hard, not going out to parties, getting thrown out drunk and disorderly from clubs or stuffing my face with crap food all the while pretending that I am trying everything I can to lose weight.
As for you making it personal Ajay yes me getting voted out was contested and the reason you already know was because the biggest loser asked us to make the show 2 weeks longer and filled it with returned guests! One of who voted me out! You know that had we said no we couldn’t commit to the extra 2 weeks when they asked us way before it happened that the show would’ve ended with me Fiona and Kristy in the final 3. Fair??? I think not. Also with the finale, I got there because I pushed my body to its absolute limits, it was a game show and I was in it to win it….i owned my body and made it win. I have never in all of the years said that to anyone even in my book because while I don’t have an issue with it I want to continue to have the biggest loser represented as what it is. An awesome opportunity to lose weight, get fit and healthy and change ones life forever… which is exactly what I did with the same experience that every other loser contestant has had and that is what I am sick of people (some other contestants) saying they are hard done by and that they deserve something more simply because they chose to screw up their biggest loser opportunity.
The new me is me paying forward that exact opportunity where people can come and focus on nothing other than weight loss health and fitness as well as dropping the necessary baggage they cart around as a part of being obese!!! This is exactly what my weight transition entailed and I do it very well!!!! I have nothing but admiration for the people who come to the new me prepared to change their lives with whatever it takes rather than those (some) who have been given I note GIVEN not even paid for the opportunity to go onto the biggest loser and still after all couldn’t be bothered maintaining a life change that was whilst hard work practically handed to them.
Ajay in all of that this has been blown very strategically out of context whether it be to gain media attention for you or your bullying campaign, but I will not stand by and allow you to bully me as an avenue to gain more attention, I will happily be a part of your anti bullying campaign in a positive way as I lived my whole life being bullied, but I won’t allow you or jo to paint me as the ass hole and also if you would like to really get these ‘demons’ you refer to under control then give me a call you have my details, ill have you at my centre as long as you need too.
This is my right to reply, I am not looking to continue arguing the point unless its with you personally ajay.
November 25, 2012 33 Comments
Ajay Rochester appears to have found happiness in Los Angeles with news that she has found love.
The Women’s Day and The Sunday Telegraph were reporting that Ajay has a new woman in her life as she has been spotted kissing a mystery woman on Malibu beach. Funny how the paps managed to find them there.
Ajay has told Woman’s Day:
“I’m proud of being part of the gay community – by definition I would consider myself ‘bi’ as, of course, I am attracted to men also”.
She says “I have been with men and women, and you love who you love. I’ve never said I’m straight.”
Have to confess I probably will buy Women’s Day this week as it seems to have a few cracker yarns in it.
November 19, 2012 31 Comments
The Sun-Herald today are reporting that Channel NINE has cut filming of Excess Baggage by two weeks. Apparently it still has a week let of filming to go. The finale was due to be filmed in the first week of April but obviously now that will be filmed earlier.
The show did not rate well and was moved to GO! after two weeks.
Also the Sun-Herald is also reporting that Excess Baggage contestant Ajay Rochester has lodged a complaint to the anti-discrimination board about Justin Burden of 1 Select Fitness who paid her to promote his fitness business. The complaint she has lodged is for alleged unlawful and discriminatory termination of her contract. She claims she was booted because she got fat.
Anyhow he does owe her $35,000 so no wonder she is gunning for him. Also she and political campaigner Gary Burns will stage a protest out side the business this week.
February 26, 2012 16 Comments