'Makeover' Surprises Participant at Cake Shop
By ROBERT PACE
June 01, 2012
As the new season of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition gears up for its second season, the participants are looking to transform their lives and shed much-needed pounds for their health and lifestyle. However, before all that can happen, they must be selected, and in Tony's case he was surprised by trainer Chris Powell while tasting wedding cakes.
Recently engaged, Tony is wedding cake tasting with his fiance when he is presented with a cake that reads "Tony...look behind you" and finds his future trainer standing in the shop window. Tony is elated about his selection for Extreme Makeover and makes the vow to Chris that he will do everything in his power to make the weight-loss transformation, saying that he is "ready to reshape [his] life."
At nearly 400 pounds and at a high risk for a variety of cardiovascular complications, Tony begins his journey to become healthy before his wedding and his 50th birthday. Although he's dedicated to the cause, he second-guesses himself when he is working out on the treadmill, which causes Chris to challenge him and offer him the option of walking out the door and quitting.
Although the physical activity is difficulty for him, Tony is resilient and gets back on the treadmill. He then works hard to exceed his goal of 30 seconds by 15 seconds. "It's a new day and a new beginning," he says with pride at his accomplishment.
Check it all out in the featured clips above of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, which premieres Sunday (June 3) at 9 p.m. on ABC.