‘Big Brother’ Alum Paulie Calafiore Gunning for U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team
Former ‘Big Brother’ Paulie Calafiorelooking to go from reality TV couch to gold … as a member of the US men’s bobsleigh team.
Paulie – best known as a house guest on “Big Brother 18” – got a call from the USA team coaches in May after her good friend, Lolo jones, recommended it for popular winter sport … according to sources with direct knowledge of the situation.
We were told on Paulie’s first call with the coaches they asked him what he knew about bobsledding and he replied… “I watched ‘Cool Runnings’ as a kid.”
Maybe not the best start, but Lolo has also had an unconventional path to the sport as an Olympic hurdle … so our sources say Paulie is motivated to make it happen.
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We’re told COVID-19 provided Paulie with a training challenge from the jump, but he assembled a team of a nutritionist, strength trainer and 3 other specialists to prepare for the past 5 months.
Her daily training program includes 2-3 hours of virtual mobility and flexibility sessions, 2-3 hours of strength training and sprinting, and a strict 5,000-calorie-per-day diet. He trains both in Montana where he lives and in South Carolina.
As for Paulie’s progress … our sources say he took a virtual combine to mark his time and weights in September and had incredible stats. He is currently in quarantine for 2 weeks at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, and after that he will be heading to the bobsleigh track for the next phase of training.
If all goes well, Paulie may be on her way to the next Winter Games … scheduled for February 2022 in Beijing.
As we reported … Paulie was one of the many stars of ‘Big Brother’ who quarantined this summer in anticipation of “Big Brother: All-Stars,” but he didn’t make the final cast list.
So instead of 3 months in the ‘BB’ house … he can focus on bob-slaying. Good luck!
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