You've waited and waited ... and waited some more. Now, the time has come. We are ready to announce our celebrity appearance for Women's Night Out 2013!

We are thrilled to announce our celebrity for Women's Night Out 2013 is renowned fitness expert, author and television star Bob Harper!

You know Bob from seeing him since 2004 on "The Biggest Loser," among many other television appearances he has made.


Here is his official bio:

"Fitness expert, television star and New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author, Bob Harper, is arguably the most renowned fitness and lifestyle expert in the world. His meteoric rise as the heart of NBC’s worldwide hit “The Biggest Loser,” now in its 14th season, has afforded him the incredible platform to exemplify his passion and vigor as a highly in-demand fitness specialist. Harper is the brilliant force behind countless triumph stories of overweight individuals who previously gave up on helping themselves, or had been written off as “helpless” by others. The success of the show has led to the creation of Harper’s online fitness club, publishing deal with Random House, DVDs, fitness equipment, as well as motivational speaking engagements and personal appearances including his work with Michelle Obama and her Let’s Move initiative.

Harper has certifications from the American Fitness Training of Athletics Association, the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, Kettlebell Concepts, Level 1 CrossFit, and CrossFit Olympic Lifting. With his breadth of expertise, Harper has developed his trademark brand of fitness and nutritional integration that leads to lasting lifestyle transformations -- becoming an authority on wellness through motivating others by applying his "Inside Out" philosophy.

Harper’s “Inside Out” Method is a raw challenging integration of mind, body and spiritual fitness that aggressively pushes the mental and physical capacity further than ever before to reach a greater sense of accomplishment that empowers a better body and overall life.

With personal appearances ranging from “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Larry King Live,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” to being a regular on the Oprah Winfrey-approved show “The Dr. Oz Show” as a member of Core Team Oz, Harper’s optimistic outlook, practical advice and gregarious demeanor is unmatched.  He has graced the covers of Men’s Fitness and Costco Connection, while being featured in magazines such as O Magazine, Men's Health, Entertainment Weekly, US Weekly and People Magazine.

For more information about Bob Harper, follow him on Twitter at @mytrainerbob and visit and"


You can come see Bob in person and even meet him at Women's Night 2013 on Thursday, April 4 at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler. Join us from 4 to 9 p.m. for a night full of shopping, food and tons of fun!

In addition to our celebrity appearance, there also will be a prom + bridal fashion show from The Glitz Boutique in Longview and a men's swimwear show by Dillard's with special guests from LaBare.

Tickets are on sale now! General admission tickets are $15 and VIP tickets are $100. VIP tickets include a private pre-party and meet and greet with Bob Harper, food, drinks and preferred seating at the front of the stage.

We'll see you April 4! In the meantime, use this nifty thing right here to purchase your tickets now before they sell out!