Celebrity Fit Club’s Tanisha Thomas opened up to RadarOnline.com about her stint on the show and other sensitive issues including why she gained back all the weight that she lost.
“It’s been hard,” Tanisha told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview. “Since the show I’ve been yo-yo-ing. I’ve been up, I’ve been down right now I’m back up again. It’s hard. But I’m not embarrassed. There are millions and millions of Americans everywhere going through the same exact thing. People struggle with losing weight.”
Tanisha, best known for her role on Season 2 of the Oxygen Network’s reality show The Bad Girl’s Club, reveals she suffered an injury while competing in boot camp competitions on the new season of Celebrity Fit Club, ultimately slowing down her progress. She wouldn’t reveal how much weight she lost during the show but did tell RadarOnline.com that the change was dramatic. “When I came home let's just say I was no longer a plus-sized female,” she said. “My boyfriend walked passed me at the airport and didn’t even recognize me. I'm thinking back and I'm getting upset that I gained the weight back”
Mastering the boot camp wasn’t the hardest part of the show for Tanisha. It was getting used to the new diet.
“Oh, it was salad and dry stuff, psyllium husks mixed in with cereal...and soup! I was like, soup makes me angry!’ Why eat soup when I could have a burger or a slice of pizza!”
The new season, which premiered on Feb. 10, features one of the best casts yet including Nicole Eggert, Sebastian Bach, Bobby Brown, Kevin Federline and his other ex, Shar Jackson.
Tanisha says she hit it off with Kevin Federline from the beginning.
“Kevin reminds me of my younger brother who I am really close to,” she told RadarOnline.com. “He just seemed like he was the realest person there to me. Real genuine and sweet. I could really talk to him about things and he was so understanding and so down to earth. Me and Kevin really formed a friendship.”
When it comes to those rumors that Federline gained his weight in order to get on a weight loss show, Tanisha says no way.
“Who wants to gain weight on purpose?” She balked. “This is a guy who said he drank 12 cans of sodas a day. Of course you’re going to look like a pregnant man when you drink 12 cans of soda a day.”
She also speaks candidly about her ongoing feud with 90’s Skid Row front man Sebastian Bach. The two go at it in several episodes.
“I remember one day and said, Who authorized it to rain today? I mean, my do is totally getting ruined!’” Tanisha recalled. “I was like, Sebastian is such a diva!’ He would be like get my coffee now! And if it’s big I’m sending it back! And if it’s not hot I’m sending it back!’ I was like, ŒWhoa! Relax!’”
Tanisha said she definitely got to put some of her Bad Girls Club attitude to good use. “Me and Sebastian definitely got into it because he was rude and arrogant and disrespectful,” she said. “I call things how I see it. That’s what makes me a bad girl. I’m just real with it! Sebastian was real and disrespectful at time and I felt he needed to be put back in line.”
Watch Celebrity Fit Club when it airs Monday at 9/8 central on Vh1!