Ajay Rochester
Australian television presenter
Ajay Rochester
Ajay Rochester is an Australian actress and author. She was the host of the Australian version of reality weight-loss television series The Biggest Loser which she hosted between 2006 and 2009.
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20 Fashion Diversity Wins Of 2015 That Make Us Hopeful For Next Year
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The past year has been a great one for diversity in the fashion industry.  In September we started the hashtag #NYFW4ALL during New York Fashion Week as a call to action for our industry to be more inclusive -- whether it be race, body image, and beyond. And the industry responded. This year also saw the rise of the hashtag #BlackGirlMagic, which celebrated the awesomeness of black women. In addition, plus-size supermodel Ashley Graham rolled out several projects to champion curvier women who constantly feel under represented. The list goes on.   While we're thrilled about these wins, we're also looking forward to the day when stories celebrating diversity will be obsolete because the images we see will reflect the wonderfully unique world we live in. #FingersCrossed Until then, here's a look back on the moments in 2015 that are getting us closer to the goal.  1. When non-models Amy Schumer, Serena Williams and a host of other inspiring women posed (clothed and unclothed) f ...
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The Crap We Missed – Thursday 9.19.13
The Superficial - over 3 years
Welcome to Thursday’s The Crap We Missed that’s got more innuendo in it than my interview for this job. I still haven’t figured out how my ability to “keep my eyes closed and breathe through my nose” is in any way related to this Photo Boy gig, but whatever, the pay’s steady. So here’s Jake Gyllenhaal giving these “boob thingies everyone’s always going on about a try,” then there’s Howie Mandel with a bag of nuts over his nuts because COMEDY, and Ajay Rochester who isn’t even American but goddamm did she ever capture our essence in one candid photo. “I call BS, there’s no gun,” you say? Prove to me it’s not in there somewhere. *drops mic* - Photo Boy Click Here To Start The Gallery Photo: Fame/Flynet, Getty, INFdaily, Pacific Coast News, Splash News, WENN
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Ajay speaks of weight gain
Byron Shire News - almost 4 years
SERIAL publicity hound and compulsive eater Ajay Rochester is back on the interview trail - revealing the extent of the recent weight gain.     
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Ajay Rochester passionately kisses another woman as she shows off her much fuller figure in a pink bikini
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The former presenter was seen wearing a 'hers and hers' matching purple sarong, sharing some Doritos chips with the woman, before they were seen enjoying a passionate embrace.
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Ajay Rochester takes aim at Alex Perry - Ninemsn
Google News - over 5 years
By ninemsn staff Former Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester has accused fashion designer Alex Perry of "hating fat women", saying she's been on the receiving end of one of his taunts before. Rochester has called for designers to include plus-size models
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Kyle Sandilands to fight mansion bill - NEWS.com.au
Google News - over 5 years
But the 2DayFM shock jock this morning told why he walked out on the house - and even received the backing from Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester after the weight-loss reality show used the house as the contestants' base camp
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Ajay threatens full weight of the law - Herald Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Ajay Rochester says the A Current Affair report was inaccurate and she never claimed the dole while filming a TV show. Picture: Noel Kessel Source: HWT Image Library FORMER Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester has let rip at A Current Affair for claiming
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Ajay Rochester's wallet thinner as she finally gives up her Oprah dream - The Daily Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
HAVING said she was "flat broke" last year, down-on-her-luck diet spruiker Ajay Rochester is now out of pocket the $500 bet she would be on Oprah Winfrey's couch - a dream she moved to LA to fulfil. This week on her blog, chasingoprah.com,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ajay Rochester
  • 2014
    Age 44
    She will be climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in June 2014 with Dr Huizenga from The Biggest Loser USA to promote heart health.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1990s, Rochester also co-wrote and produced several short films while she was working the comedy circuits in Australia. Her 1998 film BruiZer won the best short at the Scenefest Short Film Festival and was the runner up at the Brisbane Schlock-fest Film festival. She also had a weekly comedy segment on AM Adelaide on Channel 7. Rochester is a trained actress having graduated from The Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts. Rochester started her career as an actress in the film To Make A Killing. Her next film was The Crossing, which starred Russell Crowe. She acted under the name Lea-Ann Towler. She also appeared in PJ Hogan's movie Vicious. She also appeared in the Mini Series Shadow of The Cobra - a story on the life of serial killer Charles Sobraj. She played one of his murder victims.
    Rochester is currently working on an anti bullying campaign which she plans to launch at the 2014 Stan Lee Comikaze Expo.
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  • 2012
    Age 42
    Rochester won the 2012 reality TV show Excess Baggage on Channel 9 Australia.
    More Details Hide Details Rochester has a recurring role in the upcoming Reelz Channel series Beverly Hills Pawn and recently appeared on America's Court in a lead role. Rochester is currently in discussions regarding the production of her own reality show. Rochester is featured regularly on shows TMZ and CBS Insider and is often asked to comment on social media issues Rochester has found recent success in Germany and appears regularly on RED TV - Germany's version of E! Rochester is the ambassador for the Eating Disorders Foundation. She has worked with The Make A Wish Foundation and is an advocate for breast cancer research lending her time to multiple breast cancer charities including the Field of Women and BCNA. Rochester is also the face and ambassador for Triathlonpink.com and walked the Great Wall of China to raise funds to build the Olivia Newton-John Wellness Centre.
    Rochester joined a weight loss reality show as a celebrity contestant, Excess Baggage which was broadcast in January through March 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Rochester won the show and her charity the NOH8 Campaign received a $50,000 donation for her efforts. During Excess Baggage Rochester struggled with the physical/sport challenges but excelled when they implemented intellectual challenges, which Ajay attributed to being a super nerd at school, where she dodged doing sport by being the youngest and longest running editor of her school newspaper and yearbook. After leaving Biggest Loser she gained some weight, and has admitted she used to starve herself to keep her presenting job. She recently shot a few episodes of the Reality TV show Beverly Hills Pawn and has reappeared in their latest season (2014) which airs on The Reelz Channel, made an acting appearance on an episode of America's Court, and has filmed pilots for various shows including Beverly Hills Canine Country Club. Rochester is currently filming a pilot for her own reality TV show and is working on a new book co-authoring with The USA Biggest Loser doctor, Dr Robert Huizenga.
  • 2007
    Age 37
    Rochester has a son Kai, he was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at the age of five. She was engaged to British-born telecommunications manager Martin Gleave, but called off the wedding and ended the relationship in August 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Rochester suffered from obesity, which she attributed to the death of her birth mother and her estrangement from her adoptive mother. She resolved to lose weight following the birth of her child, and shed over 50 kilograms since giving birth. She did so filming a documentary called Larger Than Life that aired on The Lifestyle channel. It followed Rochester for a year as she lost weight and took back her life. Since then, she has been involved in several weight loss projects, most notably as host of four seasons (2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009) The Biggest Loser on Network Ten. She founded a website, "The Healthy Body Club", and authored the books Confessions of a Reformed Dieter, Blubberguts and The Lazy Girl's Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Fit. Rochester also published a children's book called Blubberguts with Hodder Headline's Hotshots series.
  • 1992
    Age 22
    Rochester was adopted as a child, and was emotionally and physically abused by her adoptive mother. She located her birth mother in 1992 after years of searching, although her mother committed suicide a year later.
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  • 1969
    Born on April 17, 1969.
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