Sunday, Sep. 23, 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO — Globo television network says retired Brazilian great Ronaldo is taking part in a televised weight loss program.
The popular variety show "Fantastico" will chronicle the three-time FIFA player of the year's bid to shed the pounds he packed on since his retirement early last year. The three-month-long program is meant to get Ronaldo back into sport and change his relationship with food, Globo said in a report on its website Friday.
In a clip, the beer-bellied former striker acknowledges "I have a terrible relationship with the scale."
Since retirement, Ronaldo has remained in the public eye as a member of the local organizing committee for the 2014 World Cup. He's also done commercials, some of which poke fun at his dramatic weight gain.