‘Biggest Loser’ John Rhode: ‘Cast Away’ Tom Hanks Is Celebrity Doppleganger
First Published: December 21, 2011 5:02 PM EST Credit: Composed by AccessHollywood.com
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Since the finale of “The Biggest Loser,” Access Hollywood has been busy trying to figure out who John Rhode’s celebrity doppleganger is – but the reality star himself has his mind firmly made up about who he now looks like since dropping an amazing 220 pounds.
Billy Bush and Kit Hoover had fun this past week picking out lookalikes on Access Hollywood Live, throwing around “Survivor” winner Richard Hatch, Kelsey Grammer, Randy Macho Man Savage, Stacy Keach, Bluto from “Popeye” and actor/comedian David Cross as matches – but John thinks he resembles an Oscar winner.
“If I had a little bit more hair in the front, my vote – a 100 percent – Tom Hanks in ‘Cast Away,’” John told AccessHollywood.com on Wednesday. “But I don’t have a forehead, I have a five-head, but I’m still going with the Tom Hanks ‘Cast Away,’ five-head and all!”
If a movie were to ever be made about his life, John would also love Tom to star in it.
“But first we gotta put him in one of those expensive fat suits. I think he could absolutely nail me, lock stock and barrel. Fantastic actor, absolutely hilarious, look at the body of his work,” he continued.
And who would play his wife in this fantasy biopic?
“It’s Meg Ryan. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together, that’s magic. My wife and I together, that’s magic!” he said. “The difference is that they have Hollywood magic and we have Mesa, Arizona magic.”
In addition to talking Hollywood projects, John – who is working on writing a book and entertaining a number of new offers since winning the NBC reality competition series – shared some of his tips for eating successfully during the sometimes-gluttonous holiday season.
Portion control: “Just because it’s on your plate, doesn’t mean you have to eat it.” Don’t buy temptation items: “If you don’t want to eat something, don’t buy it and bring it in your house.” Count calories we drink: “How many calories are in the Christmas drinks we enjoy?” Get calorie counter app for phone: “That has been a huge help for me.”
John told Access that he’s going to get his wife a new car, pay off some debt, save money for a rainy day and also buy a new house with the show’s $250,000 grand prize.
”[Life since winning has been] an absolute whirlwind, but I wouldn’t have it any other way,” John added. “I now know that I can pretty much do anything.”
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