Last night during the premiere of the latest installment of The Biggest Loser we were partially introduced to two new mystery trainers that are in competition with Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels. Their identities were kept secret but Bitten and Bound among other sources have outed the two new trainers. Their names are Bret Hoebel and Cara Castronuova. For this profile post I’m going to focus on the latter.
Cara is a beautiful and apparently lethal mix of Italian-Chinese from the NYC. She’s a two-time Golden Gloves champion and has made a brief acting appearance in an episode of Law and Order.
There were a number of videos on YouTube featuring the sexy pugilist but I’ve narrowed it down to three that will provide a clear indication of exactly what the contestants who are training under Cara as well as fans of the show can expect.
The first two videos are pulled from a History Channel special called “Warrior Women.” These clips provide excellent background info for Castronuova. Here’s part one:
And part two:
The final video clip I would like to include is just a straight up sanctioned fight between Cara and Patricia Alsavar as they battle in a 2006 Golden Gloves quarter final match. These are two amateur champions at their best:
If the first episode was any indication Jillian and Bob may have their hands full with their new training adversaries. The group sequestered with the new trainers had greater weight loss numbers with an astounding 238 pounds shed – an average of nearly 24 pounds per contestant. It looks like you better not mess around with Cara Castronuova folks!
Here’s a great photo of Cara as a cute young girl back before she starting kicking butt and taking names: