Today Show: The Haney Project Michael Phelps Review & Biggest Loser

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Today Show: The Haney Project With Michael Phelps Review

Michael Phelps stopped by the Today Show to talk about the new sport he is trying to conquer. Phelps said he is liking the retired life, although he has been living out of  a suitcase, but at least he gets to play golf all the time. Phelps is the newest celebrity on the Golf Channel’s The Haney Project, a show were Hank Haney, the world’s top golf instructor, takes some of the most famous people in the world and teaches them how to golf, no matter what their skill level is.

Phelps said the show has been brutal and frustrating, something viewers will be able to see when the season premieres February 25 2013. But he said it wasn’t all bad. He liked playing on some of the best golf courses in the world, even if he did get booed once.

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Today Show: The Haney Project Michael Phelps Review & Biggest Loser

The Today Show talked with Olympian Michael Phelps about being on The Haney Project, and they talked with the latest contestant kicked off The Biggest Loser. (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

So what made the Olympian turn his back on retirement and try to learn how to play world-class professional golf? Phelps said he loved playing golf when he was a kid. He almost gave up swimming to start playing golf more often when he was younger. “Turned out sticking with swimming was a better plan,” Phelps joked. He and Matt Lauer also took a few putts outside the studio, and they are both pretty good. Both of them sunk a few putts.

Today Show: Biggest Loser Francelina Morillo Eliminated

Francelina Morillo was the latest contestant to be eliminated from The Biggest Loser but she is still losing weight to this day. Morillo told the Today Show she lost about 90 pounds while on the show and since being eliminated. She even lost 100 pounds before she was even on the show, saying her heaviest weight ever was around 350 pounds.

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As for her exercise regimen, Morillo said she likes dancing to stay in shape. She wants her workouts to be fun because she knows she won’t want to lose weight if she isn’t having fun with her workout.

Today Show: Biggest Loser Francelina Morillo Finds Love

Besides losing so much weight on the show, Morillo also found love. She and Jeff Nichols became very close friends on the show, and Morillo said it just clicked one day. She said it was amazing to find a person who stuck with her when she was at her lowest point and who knows exactly what she has gone through in life.

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