Biggest Loser casting tips (season 14)

Biggest Loser is getting ready to start casting for season 14!  Casting calls will be happening this summer and will be posted soon on the Biggest Loser casting website.  Basically, this post is a collection of tips I’ve written based on my experience making the cast of season three, as well as some links to casting advice I don’t think you should miss:

  • NBC has posted casting information and the application here.  They have all the casting news and information on a special blog just for Biggest Loser casting, which you can find here.
  • Pete Thomas, the season 2 $100,000 winner has some of the best casting call advice out there, which you can find at his website, Winning Man.
  • Holland, a casting director for Biggest Loser sent me a bunch of great advice on how to be casted, you can find it here.  She updated them October, 2009.
  • I’ve been posting these casting tips for the last few seasons and they always seem to end up with thousands of comments; just about every season has contestants that were hanging out on here, reading and giving each other thoughts and advice.  You can find the most recent one here.
  • If you’re dealing with disappointment about not being cast, then check out my post on Biggest Loser casting disappointment.

One of the questions I hear a lot is about money … how do contestants afford to be away from home and work for months at a time? I don’t know what it is now, but when I was a contestant there was a $500 a week stipend for cast members on the ranch. When you received the check you could cash it and spend it, send it home, save it, whatever. All airplane tickets, hotel accommodations, etc., for the contestants and potential cast members are taken care of by NBC, and during the casting process it self there was a $50 per diem to cover food costs.

Another question is timing; typically a season lasts for about 8-9 months. About four of this is spent in filming; if you last all the way until the final three or four, you could be away from home for as much as four months or so. Once the ranch filming wraps and the last few contestants are sent home, however, there is still another four or five months that all the contestants have to continue losing weight until the finale. In addition, potential cast members are flown out to California a couple weeks before filming begins for the final round of casting, medical checkups, psychological evals, etc. NBC brings out more people than what they need and the cast is not finalized until filming literally begins. People have been cut at the last minute and replacements flown in with hardly any time to spare. Nothing is in stone until it’s on camera!

When will you hear from Biggest Loser about your video? There is no way of knowing. I heard back a few weeks after I sent it in, but even after that it’s a big waiting game. If you get a phone number or email from a casting direction, definitely drop them a line/call every couple weeks to find out if you’re still in the running or what’s going on. Schedules and plans change almost every day, so it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. If you don’t hear back within a month I would think your video didn’t make the cut. That doesn’t mean you can’t send in another or visit a casting call – it’s just up to you!

Finally, here’s my video application tips! This is by no means a recipe for success; it’s based on my video application and the conversations I had with casting directors out in LA in between things. I was pretty curious about the whole process so I was pumping them for info even after filming began. I’m such a nerd!

  • They’ve usually decided if they’re interested in you within the first 30-60 seconds of your video, so front load it with your best stuff. Make it interesting! Start off with something funny or exciting!
  • Keep in mind, if you’re going to be cast, your video is going to be watched hundreds of times by producers, executives, casting directors, etc. If it bores you or your friends the second or third time watching it … put some more time into it!
  • Special effects? Don’t bother! We’ve all got video editing software with all sorts of bells and whistles on our home computers, but fancy transitions are not going to sell you to people who do video editing for a living. In fact, it can distract from who you are. I’m a video editing nerd and I didn’t use any special effects other than putting my name and contact info on as a subtitle at the beginning.
  • Don’t bother talking about why you need to lose weight. When I first started filming my audition video I started describing all of my health reasons for losing weight – but when I was watching it back, I realized … they don’t need to hear it! One look at me was all they needed to know I needed to lose weight! Show them why you need to lose it; I said I needed to lose weight for my kids, and then I followed it with a minute or two of the best footage I could find of me with wrestling with my three boys. We probably filmed half an hour of that insanity and I grabbed the cutest, loudest, and funniest few moments for the audition video. Your physical need to lose weight is not nearly as interesting as who or what your losing the weight for.
  • Live loud! Reality TV is over the top, dramatic, and filled with loud personalities. They need to see that on your video! I wanted them to know that even though I was morbidly obese I was up to the challenge of the crazy competitions and workouts – so I threw on a bunch of clips from my different youth group activities; me getting slimed, snowtubing, playing paintball, screaming at events, being on stage, running around … you get the idea. Other contestants did things appropriate to their lives; Tim from Oregon had himself spinning out on his Harley, Tim from Delaware recruited his elementary school class to do things with him, Heather Hanson filmed herself running around in a sports bra all day doing her household chores and errands. The less talking and more action you can have, the better (in my opinion)!
  • If you have footage or photos of yourself thin, include those at some point on the video. If you can show them what your after will be, then do it!

Remember, enjoy the conversation here and know that I will never compromise your anonymity – not to NBC, 3Ball, Casting Directors or anyone. You can post anonymously, or you can leave your names and contact information … just remember that NBC likes to be the one announcing their cast for the show, so if you start identifying yourself publicly as a finalist, you’ll probably find yourself eliminated from the casting process. Be aware that casting directors do check in at my blog to see what people are saying, get a feel for what questions are going on out there, and sometimes to give us updates. Good luck to everyone … and let me know if you make the show! I get a kick out of hearing about the different contestants that have hung out on my blog before making the show! ;)

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  1. From Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition’s facebook page:

    “Thanks everyone for watching – and stay tuned for next Summer when we will have ALL NEW EPISODES!

    In the meantime – check out ABC.com for recipes, cooking how-to videos, and deleted scenes from your favorite episodes.”

    Whereas, TBL is still in a rescue mode of trying to save itself right now, Revolution got cancelled and it’s not the time of year for EMWLE; I have to ask, are there any weight loss shows airing this Fall, or are we on our own for this one?

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  2. Always, the positive thinker, you are!

    I was afraid I was spending alot of time alone these days.

    Glad to see you here.

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  3. Oh c’mon! We know you want to!!!! JUMP…JUMP….JUMP!!!! Its kinda nice to have faces with new names LOL.

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  4. What a week. I have working out 2X a day and trying to watch what I take in at meals.

    Someone awhile back asked about my name on here. I have used that name since high school. It is how it sounds. I recently had to call the Playstation network about my account and I kept giving them the wrong info, it wasn’t until they hinted to my screen name that I had to say it outloud. Kinda strange for a 37 year old man, the guy on the phone was cool, but I was in the living room with my wife and children. Everyone got a good laugh at that one.

    Not to sure about the Facebook thing yet since I know I am okay with the fan page and my personal one. I am hoping to hit a decent number on the scale this week.

    On a positive note I just got the levy release from the IRS. My nightmare it over!

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  5. @Balzak75

    I am so happy for you. You’re doing a great job on that exercise schedule. Good luck on your weigh-in this week. Hope it’s everything you expect and more.

    That’s a funny story about your name. By chance, is it what you would list on your BL app, regarding your “Most Embarrasing Moment”?

    CONGRATULATIONS on the release of the levy. I bet things will move so much faster now, with your weight-loss, with you having all that stress gone.

    Praying for your continued success.

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  6. @PI Believe it or not that is definitely not my most embarrassing moment. I have had some much better ones. It is actually a little hard to chose one. I have had a wardrobe malfunction while playing flag football at church and all in attendance know what type of underwear I buy, but I played it off our youth pastor found a pair of red workout shorts and I squeezed into them and went back out. (They were 3 sizes too small.) I have had to be pulled out of an above ground pool by a pick up when the ladder broke, there are so many lovely stories. I am always the first to laugh though.

    Even with the levy lifted I am still way stressed. I am the lone employee of a company and the owner went and got a job. I found out that he had lied when he said there was enough money to pay me for a year, so from pay to pay I have to decide what is a priority for our family of 7. Praying I find another job, but the market sucks right now. I also don’t have a degree since I have been on my own since 18 and was married and expecting our first child by 21. Just a rough spot, but Iam not going to use that as an excuse. I have had my fair share of rough times, but those are stories I may share later. Don’t want to be too long winded.

    Thanks for the support. Even if I lose 9 lbs on the scale I am still over 450 lbs. It is a tough pill to swallow.

    How is everyone else doing on here, or have you all stopped talking until the cast is announced or until they post a new casting opportunity? Hope all is well and God bless you all!!!

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  7. Lost 10 lbs. this week! So relieved that my work paid off. I even slept on my side the majority of the night.

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  8. @Balzak75

    Balzak75 says:
    August 26, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Lost 10 lbs. this week! So relieved that my work paid off. I even slept on my side the majority of the night.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    YAY! Weigh to go. lol

    You’ve got this now. It’s just a matter of time and people won’t be recognizing you. Won’t that be so awesome!

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  9. Jillian Michaels posted on facebook

    I have an announcement to make! Can you guess what it is? To find out watch the Today Show tomorrow! I’ll be on in the 8:00 hour to tell you what’s up. I think it’s going to make some of you very happy so don’t miss it!!!

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  10. BALZAK75 says:
    September 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    5 more pounds this week.

    Where is everyone?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    GREAT JOB!!! Keep it up and you’ll get there before you know it.

    I think everyone, but you and I were sent to the ranch. jk

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  11. What a surprise (ya right)! So Jillian’s back on Biggest Loser.

    How many of you will actually admit being surprised at the announcement.

    She claims there’s going to be 3 kids on each team (not on the ranch, or competing in the competitions). I guess they’re only on the teams to contribute their weight losses or weight gains during each weigh-in.

    It certainly should be interesting.

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  12. Yeah…. not suprised, but find the timing weird! Shouldn’t they announce it closer to air time?? And she said the teenagers will be on the teams but they are not competing. Don’t get it. Maybe it will make sense once it airs, but I’m starting to wonder if the “shift in themes” has to do with bringing her back. Maybe this is Jillians idea? She claims to have been a fat teen (however, her photos don’t look particularly fat)….

    And if the teens are on teams but not at the ranch, how does that work?

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  13. It’s a ratings saver…or at least that’s what the producers are counting on. Although I have to admit, I would have LOOOOOVED to see Conda and Jillian throw down over Conda’s attitude last season. LOL

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  14. I agree @BigMamaLove, I would have loved to have seen Jillian all over those contestants last season.

    It is obvious this has been in the works for awhile. They have had trainers come and go with no real retention, but now they have gotten her back with the promise of helping children.

    The kids are supposed to compete from home and their numbers count for the team. Kinda happy that I don’t have to count on the participation of a teen. As always, I am happy to say everything happens for a reason. I have children ranging from 7 – 15 so I know all too well how things can happen.

    It does make sense though when you consider the questions on the application at the casting call. Childhood obesity is a huge issue, don’t get me wrong. I was the chubby kid and know all too well how hard it is as you get older and then enter adulthood.

    Wonder when they will begin casting for the next season and if any of us will be considered.

    @Should Have Been A PI

    Totally agree, I think we have been deserted. JK

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  15. NBC ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

    NBC’S “THE BIGGEST LOSER” IS BIGGER, BOLDER AND BACK IN JANUARY 2013 WITH THE RETURN OF JILLIAN MICHAELS AND A POWERFUL NEW MISSION — TO TACKLE THE CHILDHOOD OBESITY EPIDEMIC BY FEATURING KID PARTICIPANTS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

    September 4, 2012

    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – September 4, 2012 – NBC’S “The Biggest Loser” kicks off in early January 2013 with the return of Jillian Michaels and a big, bold mission: to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic head on by featuring kid participants (ages 13-17) for the first time ever in addition to adult contestants. Michaels will join popular returning trainers and top fitness experts Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince. Season 14 will also feature special celebrity guest stars and additional surprises that will be revealed closer to the premiere.

    In addition to being one of the top health and fitness experts in the country, Michaels is a best-selling author who co-owns and runs her health and fitness empire Empowered Media with business partner Giancarlo Chersich. She whipped contestants into shape for 10 seasons on “The Biggest Loser,” and returns in season 14 as a new mother of two, a life change that has made her more committed than ever in helping kids who are struggling with weight issues. “As a former overweight teen, I know firsthand how dramatically weight issues can affect every aspect of a child’s life,” said Michaels. “Having recently become a mother of two, I am more passionate than ever about helping empower children and families with the information and resources they need to live a healthier life.” 

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 17 percent (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese, with obesity prevalence among children and adolescents almost tripling since 1980. With childhood obesity at an all-time high, jeopardizing the health of kids and future generations, “The Biggest Loser” is committed to fighting this epidemic by featuring children this season to serve as ambassadors of change who can inspire kids all over the country to get healthy. 

    Contestants will be divided into three teams in season 14 – supervised by trainers Harper, Michaels and Quince. Each trainer/team will be paired with at least one child participant (age 13-17) who will compete with and contribute to their respective teams, but the kids will not be eligible for elimination. They will work at both the ranch and at home, and their progress will be featured in every episode. The trainers and “Biggest Loser” medical staff as well as behind-the-scenes childhood obesity experts will help the children get healthy, achieve their personal goals and transform their lives during the course of the season. 

    “The Biggest Loser” is a production of Shine America, 25/7 Productions and 3 Ball Productions. Dave Broome, Eden Gaha, Paul Franklin, Todd Lubin, Lisa Hennessy, Ben Silverman, JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson are the executive producers. 

    http://www.nbc.com/news/2012/09/04/nbcs-the-biggest-loser-is-bigger-bolder-and-back-in-january-2013-with-the-return-of-jillian-michaels/

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  16. The timing might seem weird at first, to announce Jillian’s return so far out from the premiere, but it actually makes sense. This last weekend they had all the potential cast at Dr. H’s office for their initial screening (they eliminate a bunch of potentials based on the doctor’s visit). At that point there were around 100. If they follow the pattern of past seasons, that means actual filming will start in the next week to week and a half. Because filming will go for months, and happens all over the place and out in the open … it’s almost guaranteed that photos will leak out to TMZ and other places. Rather than let someone else break the news of Jillian’s return, NBC is trying to control it and be the ones releasing the news.

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  17. Wow guys! I know I haven’t posted on here in forever. Just saw the Jillian news and all that, really excited :). Hope you all are doing well, sorry I haven’t been on in forever.

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  18. from Biggest Loser Casting facebook page

    Have you ever wanted to go to a taping of The Biggest Loser? Now is your chance! Come to the taping of the premiere episode of Season Fourteen! Don’t miss the unveiling of our new contestants along with some exciting surprise guests! This is a once in a lifetime chance to be a part of America’s favorite weight loss show. The first 1,000 people to rsvp and attend (http://www.BLRSVP.com/) will receive a free Biggest Loser T-Shirt and a seat at the premiere show!

    Taping will take place at Cal State L.A., Wednesday September 26, 2012 (times to be determined, roughly from 10am-5pm).

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  19. How is everyone? I haven’t been here in ages. I didn’t even try out for this season and now wished I had. Jillian is back! I’m very excited and I hope there is a new set of producers because last season held true to the superstitious unlucky 13… that was the WORST season ever and I’m quite sure they lost a lot of viewers because of the shenanigans. I hope this season is a redeemer though! I haven’t checked their website, so does anyone know when the first episode is supposed to air?

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  20. Haven’t been on here in quite awhile. I am happy to report that I have continued to lose weight week by week and on Sunday a waitress at a local restaurant tried to seperate our large family because I requested a table. I tried on a booth, and was elated to find that I fit! Our family sat together in a booth for the first time in quite a few years.

    Though I am bummed about not being chosen for BL, I am also a bit happy. Everything happens for a reason and had I been put on the ranch there is no telling how I would have faired. I was really out of shape and had no endurance whatsoever. Now I am a contender!

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  21. @Balzak75 Did you get flown to LA? I haven’t been on here in SO long I’ve fallen out of touch with everyone.

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  22. Oh wow, looking at the last posting dates. Nobody’s posted here in awhile! Boo! I wanna know how everyone’s lives are going, who’s not getting on the ranch, who’s possibly getting on the ranch, everything! So whoever can fill me in on details I’m here :).

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  23. No LA for me.
    I have been working out 2-3 times a day for the last 3 months and lost about 85 lbs. Still have this crazy unknown health thing going on, but I am determined to keep going. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and it was really hard when I first starting working out. (Who am I kidding? It is still very hard, but a I want to live.) I don’t think I would have been the best competitor had I been cast before. I think now I am in a better position and could handle all the ranch could dish out.
    Who know? Maybe Season 15 will be my season and the season for my family.
    So much going on with our family and our everything. How is everyone?

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  24. Balzak you are (and have always been) such an inspiration. I have such great respect and admiration for you. Continue doing what you’re doing, you’ll get there someday :). My family is good. Tried public school again for about a month, one’s back home, other 2 are still in it, loving it. Thanks for asking :)!

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  25. WTG Balzak75! I know I need to get busy and do something. I started a new job in August and sit at a desk all day and have gained 8 pounds! I feel it in my knees where it’s so hard to climb the stairs to get to my office. I’m in the pity party state and need to snap out of it. My partner just made the decision to lose weight this summer and it just fell off of him! Gah! I get so jealous at everyone’s success. They lose weight and I find it for them, it seems.

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  26. NBC Announced the next season of ‘The Biggest Loser’ premiere will be on Sunday, January 6th – where we’ll welcome back Jillian! But a heads up – the show is moving to air on MONDAY nights this season, instead of it’s usual Tuesday time slot! | http://exm.nr/RAFtgD

    ‘Biggest Loser’ news: Schedule change starts Jan. 7; carrots get the ‘BL’ brand
    http://www.examiner.com/article/biggest-loser-news-schedule-change-starts-jan-7-carrots-get-the-bl-brand

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  27. ‘Biggest Loser’ news: Schedule change starts Jan. 7; carrots get the ‘BL’ brand

    NBC Announced the next season of ‘The Biggest Loser’ premiere will be on Sunday, January 6th – where we’ll welcome back Jillian! But a heads up – the show is moving to air on MONDAY nights this season, instead of it’s usual Tuesday time slot! | http://exm.nr/RAFtgD

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  28. Just a quick update. Things have been a bit hectic for a little family. In the last few weeks our youngest son fell out of tree and broke his radius at the growth plate which required a cast up to his armpit. It had to be reset and everything. He was the first in the family to break something. Not long after that our oldest daughter was in a local business parade singing with the audition group she is in and after the parade was knocked by an SUV (which drove off and was never seen again) and had a fractured wrist, I had pneumonia, my youngest daughter had an allergic reaction to spray hair color after a weekend youth retreat (her scalp was a bloody mess), my wife had to get a tetnus shot since she got a nasty cut while we cleaned a stove to place in a home for a needy family the day before Thanksgiving, my oldest son broke his finger at the growth plate at wrestling practice and lastly my middle son has soft tissue damage in his neck after he had a child fall on him at wrestling practice. That one is also home with the flu.
    On a positive note, I started a new job in the financial field again now that our IRS audit is officially over! What a blessing. I also now have 3 vehicles instead of 1. What is the other thing?…..
    I lost another 8 lbs. and I am down 102 lbs. since June!!!!!! God has been amazing.

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  29. Balzak75! WTH? Sounds like bad luck ran in threes multiplied by threes! Hopefully everyone is healing and all things bad are done for the year! CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss! I hope to be able to post similar news soon. I signed up with a personal trainer yesterday for a program that starts in January that will be focused on me losing 100 pounds in 6 months. Fingers crossed that my attitude will be a positive one. I lack the motivation at every angle. Hoping my “aha!” moment will surface! Wishing you continued success!

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  30. I don’t know about you all, but I really missed TBL this fall. I’m hoping that they go back to 2 seasons a year…which means they would start casting again in Feb/March 🙂

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  31. I posted the next post, as well as copied and pasted it into WORD (I guess I had a premonition I’d need to have the information to re-post it again later) way back on approximately Tuesday, December 04, 2012, 4:33:40 PM (document “creation” date stamp). Assuming it needed clearance from Matt, I waited and waited for it to appear on the blog, to no avail.

    I had also responded to Balzak75 at least twice, early yesterday afternoon, also to no avail.

    My original post of December 4th to follow…

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  32. IT’S OUT OF THE BAG!!!

    “The Biggest Loser Season 14 Cast Revealed

    December 03, 2012 05:00 PM by Lisa Princ

    Are you anticipating the new season of The Biggest Loser? Yeah, we are too, and we recently learned that Jillian Michaels will be returning! Now we’ve got a rundown of the lucky folks that will be competing in season 14!

    If you are anxiously awaiting the new season of The Biggest Loser on NBC, we’ve got the lowdown on the new contestants and some details about the new season for you. Check out the press release from NBC:

    In a season unlike any other, NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” takes on child obesity by featuring kid participants for the first time ever on the show, joining 15 fiercely determined adults eager to lose weight and change their lives forever in a must-see, two-night premiere event on Sunday, January 6 (9-11 p.m. ET) and Monday, January 7 (8-10 p.m. ET). And joining “The Biggest Loser” team to help the kids get healthy in season 14 will be childhood obesity expert and pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff.

    New mother Jillian Michaels is also back, ready to whip contestants into shape with her tough-as-nails, no nonsense approach, alongside returning trainers and top fitness experts Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince. Alison Sweeney hosts the series.

    With the childhood obesity epidemic at an alarming, all-time high, jeopardizing the health of kids and future generations, “The Biggest Loser” is committed to tackling this critical issue by featuring children this season to serve as ambassadors of change who can inspire kids all over the country to get healthy. The focus for the kids will be on getting healthy rather than numbers on a scale, so they will not be eligible for elimination and will not weigh in on camera. They will work at both the ranch and at home, and their progress will be featured in every episode.

    The show’s three kid participants will be 13-year-old Noah “Bingo” Gray, who aspires to be a professional baseball player and describes himself as a “skinny kid trying to get out of a fat teenager’s body”; 16-year-old Sanjana “Sunny” Chandrasekar, who juggles Advanced Placement classes and extracurricular activities like singing and tennis, and says that being overweight takes away from her self-confidence and affects every aspect of her life; and 13-year-old Lindsay Bravo, who loved being a cheerleader for two years but gave it up when others started teasing her about her weight, and hopes that by going on the show, she can inspire others to change their lives and get healthy.

    The adult contestants for season 14 of “The Biggest Loser” will include Lisa Rambo, a high school special education assistant and mother of four who wants to be a healthy role model for her children, and hopes to one day open a special needs gym in her community to help her overweight students; 21-year-old Jackson Carter, the show’s first openly gay contestant who was bullied both for his weight and his sexuality after coming out at age 14, and now works as a volunteer coordinator for an LGBT youth outreach center, and Joe Ostaszewski, a former high school and college football player who continued to eat like an active football player long after his athletic career was over.

    Also competing this season will be 47-year-old attorney, law firm owner and mother of two Gina McDonald, who is very accomplished in her professional life, but has not been able to get control of her lifelong struggle with weight; 51-year-old police officer David Jones, who at 307 pounds is struggling to keep up with the physical demands of his job, and college professor and communications consultant Michael Dorsey, the heaviest contestant this season at 444 pounds, who wants to be a healthy role model for his young son.

    Working closely with the children this season will be Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, a childhood obesity expert and pediatrician whose book “Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right” features the child-friendly healthy eating plan the kids will follow. Along with the trainers and the “Biggest Loser” medical staff, the kids will follow an age-appropriate program that will help them get healthy, achieve their personal goals and transform their lives during the course of the season. Dolgoff is a pediatrician, child obesity specialist, member of the Pediatric Task Force for the American Board of Obesity Medicine and author of “Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right.”

    The three kid participants this season are: Lindsay Bravo (eighth grade), 13, Fillmore, California, Sanjana “Sunny” Chandrasekar (11th grade), 16, Rochester, New York, and Noah “Bingo” Gray (eighth grade), 13, New Windsor, Maryland.

    The new adult contestants competing for the $250,000 will be:
    Dannielle “Danni” Allen (Advertising account coordinator), 26, Wheeling, Illinois; Jackson Carter (Volunteer coordinator for LGBT resource center and movie theater assistant manager), 21, Layton, Utah; Nicole “Nikki” Davis (Make-up artist), 26, Chatsworth, California; Michael Dorsey (College professor and communications consultant), 34, Baltimore, Maryland; Pamela Geil (Executive assistant), 43, New York, New York; David Jones (Police officer), 51, Kiefer, Oklahoma; Cate Laughlin (Student), 28, Ransomville, New York; Gina McDonald (Attorney and law firm owner), 47, Hoover, Alabama; Nate Montgomery (Financial advisor), 25, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Francelina Morillo (Student and store manager), 25, Albany, New York; Jeff Nichols (Pharmaceutical representative), 24, Monroe, Michigan; Joe Ostaszewski (Senior sales executive), 43, Williston, Florida; Thomas “TC” Pool (Purchasing manager), 31, Albany, Oregon; Lisa Rambo (High school special education assistant), 37, Houlton, Wisconsin; Alexandra “Alex” Reid (Legal assistant), 24, Carrolton, Texas.

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  33. Well…I just posted it three more times, the final time removing the ONE AND ONLY ONE link from the post (and it finally took).

    Sorry but I had to remove the ONE AND ONLY ONE link which revealed my source of the information.

    Because I was attempting to resend it without the link, I also removed the last paragraph of the article, as it listed a number of questions for the reader and was telling you to go to their website to give your feedback.

    I will make an attempt to disquise the address here, for you all to consider it as a puzzle, to see if you can figure it out.

    Good Luck

    Are you excited about the new season? Are you as excited as we are to have Jillian Michaels return for the new season of The Biggest Loser? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it. Comment and share your thoughts below!”

    http COLON //realitytvmagazine DOT sheknows DOT com/2012/12/03/the-biggest-loser-season-14-cast-revealed/

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  34. BALZAK75:

    WOW! You are amazing.

    Amazing that you’ve lost so much weight. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Amazing that you’ve made it thru all these trials within your family. I pray everyone is now mending and should all be in tip top shape for the holiday season.

    Amazing that you can still be so positive thru it all. Thanks God for your faith.

    Keep up the great work.

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  35. Just wanted to let you all know that MCNUTTY’S DO actually make the show 🙂 Can’t reveal who I am just yet….but I indeed did make the show….MAIN reason I all of a sudden left the board. I will say this….MOST PEOPLE think they are ready for life on the ranch…you have NOOOOOO CLUE! However, I do count it a blessing that I am able to take part. Spread the word! This COULD be the last season of TBL if ratings don’t do what they need to do…one of the reasons for the short season. This is a great cast and I really do believe you are going to be inspired by their stories. Until later…enjoy your week!

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  36. Thanks for the positive support.

    Having someone from my home state cast is bittersweet I must say. I really think I was much too heavy for the show before. Now I know I would be a contender. Here’s hoping for another chance.

    I really would love to inspire others and help families at the same time!

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