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'The Biggest Loser' launching nationwide, 11-city search for new contestants

by jmaloni

Press release

Fri, Apr 19th 2013 06:45 pm
`The Biggest Loser` (NBC photo)
"The Biggest Loser" (NBC photo)

NBC's popular reality series "The Biggest Loser" is launching an 11-city, cross-country search to find new contestants for its next edition. Individuals who have at least 80 lbs. to lose are encouraged to apply for the show's 15th season.

Casting producers are looking for charismatic individuals who have the desire to change their lives forever and vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight and compete for a grand prize of $250,000. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the U.S. For information on how to apply, visit www.nbc.com/casting and www.thebiggestlosercasting.com.

People will not be allowed to line up prior to three hours before the start of the open call. Candidates should bring a non-returnable photo of themselves.

Saturday, May 4


10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Music Farm, 32 Ann St.


10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Planet Fitness, 3120 N. Pulaski Road (at the corner of Pulaski Road and Belmont Avenue)

•Los Angeles

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Citadel Outlets, 100 Citadel Drive

•Oklahoma City

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Crossroads Mall, 7000 Crossroads Blvd.

•Salt Lake City

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

KSL 5 TV, 55 North 300 West

Saturday, May 11


10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Georgian Terrace Hotel, 659 Peachtree St. NE


10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Planet Fitness

Northgate Shopping Center, 270 Charger St. (Route 60/Squire Road - Revere, next to CVS)


10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Planet Fitness, 8501 Winton Road (located next to Conway, Kroger and Applebee's)


10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Gilley's Dallas, 1135 S. Lamar St.


10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut St. (entrance for the casting call at Market Street Courtyard by Au Bon Pain)


10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale @ Stonecreek Golf Club, 4415 E. Paradise Village Parkway South

"The Biggest Loser" challenges and encourages overweight contestants to shed pounds in a safe and recommended manner through comprehensive diet and exercise as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000. The series provides the contestants with challenges, temptations, weigh-ins and eliminations until the final contestant remains to claim the title of "the biggest loser." Contestants work out under the supervision of professional trainers.

For more on "The Biggest Loser," visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser/. Fans can like "TBL" on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/biggestloser and follow the show on Twitter http://twitter.com/biggestlosernbc.

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