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Dan Evans’ Fat Chance

Lyndsey Parker
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Everyone knows that rock stars are supposed to be skinny. Mick Jagger weighs about 60 pounds soaking wet. Pete Wentz probably weighs less than his new baby with Ashlee Simpson. Scott "Skeletor" Weiland is pretty much a human stick figure. Even Blues Traveler's formerly mountainous John Popper underwent gastric bypass surgery to reduce himself from a mountain to more of a medium-sized molehill.

OK, perhaps these are not the healthiest examples of rock-star slimness. But aspiring rocker Dan Evans--one of the most memorable contestants in the history of the weight-loss reality show The Biggest Loser--went about things more reasonably and old-fashionedly, losing 136 pounds over the course of his season's 13 weeks. Only then, when Dan felt he'd honed a physique more suitable for an aspiring singer-songwriter (not a spindly heroin-chic physique, mind you, just a nicely chiseled, somewhat pinup-worthy one), did he embark on his music career in earnest.

Below is his debut video, "Goin' All Out." It's a song of triumph and hope that'll likely motivate many country fans to run a little faster on the treadmill...and I must say it looks like Dan's been sticking with his own treadmill regime since leaving The Biggest Loser, because he looks pretty good here. He definitely looks like a fighting-fit country star:

So that's what Dan Evans is doing now. Only time will tell if he's able to actually craft a credible post-Biggest Loser music career (because it's a fact that most reality veterans have trouble maintaining any sort of 15-minute-plus celebrity status once the cameras stop rolling). But if this new music career serves as the much-needed incentive to keep Dan lean enough to fit into rockstar-worthy leather trousers, then more power to him:

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