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Former ‘True Life’ Star Holley Mangold Competing on New Season of ‘Biggest Loser’

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“I’m back!”

Season 15 of The Biggest Loser premiered on Tuesday night, and much attention was paid to the very famous face among the cast: Ruben Studdard, the Season 2 winner of American Idol. However, viewers with a good eye (and an addiction to MTV reality shows) may have recognized another one of the new cast members.

Contestant Holley Mangold is also no stranger to reality television. In 2011, Holley, who is an Olympic weightlifter, starred on an episode of MTV’s True Life called “True Life: I’m the Big Girl.”

During the episode, Holley proclaimed her body to be “360 lbs. of pure lovin’” and discussed how she used to be an offensive lineman for her high school football team. (For those of you that like “the sports,” Holley’s brother is Nick Mangold, who plays for the New York Jets.)

“When I look in the mirror now, I see something that I really like,” Holley said during the “True Life” episode.

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EXCLUSIVE! Meet Maddy Godsey, the Second Confirmed Girl for “16 and Pregnant” Season 5!


Maddy with the father of her baby, Cody.

Last week, The Ashley exclusively introduced you to Karley, a 17 year-old girl that’s pregnant with twins that will be on the upcoming fifth season of 16 and Pregnant. The season, which is currently filming now, will feature an eclectic group of girls, and now The Ashley is excited to introduce you to yet another girl that will featured.

Meet Maddy Godsey! She’s from Tinley Park, Illinois and is expecting a baby girl– tomorrow! She plans to name her daughter Aubrey Lynn.

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‘Biggest Loser’ Trainers Discuss How They Helped with the Season 15 Contestant Casting

"Don't you dare quit!"

“Don’t you dare quit!”

In June, The Ashley got to go to the famous Biggest Loser Ranch in Malibu, California to interview the show’s trainers and upcoming Season 15 contestants! During the interviews, the trainers revealed that this was the first season that they were allowed to be involved in the casting of the contestants.

“In any other reality show, whether they’re helping somebody sing or helping somebody model, the coaches have been able to select who they believe they can help,” Jillian Michaels told The Ashley. “We’re going to help somebody completely overhaul their physique and their self image, and yet for 14 seasons we’ve never had a say!”

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‘Idol’ Star Ruben Studdard on Why He Joined ‘Biggest Loser’: “I’m Fat As Hell!”

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“I’m here to get my weight loss on!”

Back in June, The Ashley  got the chance to go to the Biggest Loser Ranch in Malibu, California, and interview all of the contestants (and trainers!) that will be featured on the upcoming season. One of the best interviews was with Season 2 American Idol champ, Ruben Studdard, who will be a contestant on the show this season.

Ruben was awesome– very laid back and extremely funny. The first thing he told The Ashley when she asked him why he decided to go on the show? “Because I’m fat as hell, that’s why!”

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Exclusive Interview! Farrah Abraham’s Mom Debra Danielson Reveals Plans for More TV Fame!

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“We’ll be back!”

She may have gotten some air time during the four seasons of Teen Mom, but apparently that wasn’t enough for Farrah Abraham‘s mom, Debra Danielson! Deb is ready for her next 15 minutes of fame!

After her daughter made her infamous p0rn movie, Debra appeared on the Dr. Phil Show, and will also be making an appearance on the upcoming God-awful show The Test (in which Farrah will take a pregnancy test on-air…or something.) Apparently, that’s not the last we’ll see of Debra on our television screens.

The Ashley caught up with Deb recently, and she shared that she is currently trying to get back on the TV.

“I am pursuing commercial modeling and acting,” Debra told The Ashley. She recently auditioned in New York City for a pharmaceutical commercial.

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Farrah Abraham Talks New Ventures, Says “Money Isn’t Everything, But I’ve Got It”

"I'm great...if I do say so myself!"

“I’m great…if I do say so myself!”

Teen Mom/p0rn star Farrah Abraham was the epitome of idiot when she hosted the EOTM Awards on August 4 in West Hollywood. Naturally, The Ashley was in the audience to watch the trainwreck as Farrah stumbled through hours and hours of painstakingly hard-to-watch mishaps.

She did, however, give us an idea of what we can expect from her in the near future. Although she didn’t mention any more sexy-time films, she did warn us that we can expect to see her mug on our televisions and her screeching voice on our radios very soon.

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