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R&B, pop and gospel singer Ruben Studdard first found fame by winning the second season of American Idol, later releasing albums such as Soulful, Love Is and Letters from Birmingham.
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During a guest appearance on the Today show, Studdard expressed feeling very fortunate for his Biggest Loser spot: "I most definitely want to be around for a long time," he said, adding that, for him, the show was "a second chance."
Studdard ended up being eliminated from the competition in early November. He discussed his exit from the show in a blog post for Parade, writing: "I gave all I had ... but it just wasn't enough to keep me on the ranch. I'm glad that I had the courage to come to the ranch and show the world that you're never too far away to turn and go right. I may not be the 'Biggest Loser,' but I am a champion!"
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