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Sexy (& Summer Hunk List-er) Chris Powell talks EXTREME MAKEOVER: WEIGHT LOSS EDITION

by Jim on May 30, 2011 · 0 comments

In the premiere episode, "Rachel," trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell takes on proverbial over-achiever Rachel.

For years, audiences have been turning up to watch host Ty Pennington stir up tears of joy while making over people’s homes on the ABC hit reality series, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Starting tonight (at 10/9c on ABC), fitness expert Chris Powell will be getting even more personal by helping overweight men and women achieve a makeover through weight loss with, you guessed it, more than a few tears shed along the way. This new series, however, is no competition show like “The Biggest Loser.”

Instead, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition takes each episode to show a year-long journey where Powell guides an individual through not only losing weight but also resolving old emotional wounds and changing their lives once and for all. I kept the tissues handy as I asked Powell just how impactful the stories are to him, how he works differently with men and women in their makeovers and, even though Powell is the vision of healthy living, if he has some guilty food pleasures of his own that he cannot say no to. (To see Chris’s sexy photo on the Summer Hunk List, CLICK HERE!)

Jim Halterman: I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t cry easily but you got me in the first episode with the story of Rachel!

Chris Powell: [Laughs.] Is she not the sweetest thing in the world? That makes two of us. I think I cry more than anybody in that episode. It’s such a personal process and it’s so emotional to be going through it with my people. I don’t hold back and it’s very open and honest and we allow ourselves to be vulnerable with each other. That’s the by-product of what happens and to make a difference in someone’s life like that is so rewarding and so fulfilling and it means so much to me every single time. It gets me every time!

JH: For every episode that we see, is it a full year from start to finish with each subject?

CP: Yes, sir! It’s one year and you get it all in 42 minutes! But there’s so much that we go through that hits the editing room floor but we do shoot for a full year. It’s awesome for the viewers at…CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

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