Smith Offers His Assistant A Weight Challenge

Hollywood star WILL SMITH has given his assistant a weight loss challenge - lose the pounds and win $40,000 (GBP22,200).

The fitness-conscious action man was disturbed when he overheard LAVERN WHITT grumbling about her weight problem and decided to offer her a cash incentive to trim down to her ideal weight by the beginning of 2005.

Whitt says, "He said, 'OK, I will give you $40,000 if you lose it. But if you don't, you owe me $1,000 (GBP555)."

Smith did a similar thing with heavyweight Los Angeles DJ BIG BOY after betting him he couldn't lose 22.5 kilograms (50 pounds) on air in January 2002.

The POWER 106 DJ, who tipped the scales at a whopping 230 kilograms (510 pounds) at the time, went on to lose 45 kilograms (100 pounds) and forced Smith to pay $2,000 (GBP1,100) to his favourite charity.

15/09/2004 02:43


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