10/13/2013 at 05:00 PM EDT
Ruben Studdard knows he needs to lose weight, but that does not mean he doesn’t find himself attractive.
"Everything about Ruben Studdard is sexy," the season 2 American Idol
winner turned Biggest Loser
says in an exclusive video.
The 462-lb. singer will compete in the upcoming season of the NBC weight-loss reality show and while he hopes to shed some pounds, he is not looking to shed something else – back hair.
"We're going to have to wax that back of yours," Biggest Loser
trainer Jillian Michaels tells Studdard in the video. "Look how much you've got here. Like and inch and a half of shoulder hair."
But the "Sorry for 2004" singer is unapologetic about his body hair, which he refers to as "taco meat."
"Y'all have womanized men," Studdard tells his trainer. "Back in the day artists [like Marvin Gaye] would be having their taco meat showing on album covers and everybody liked it. But now nobody wants to show the taco meat no more. I'm bringing the real man back."
The Biggest Loser
premieres Tuesday, Oct. 15.