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“The Biggest Loser” kicking off 13-city search for new contestants

Melissa Hayer Published: July 28, 2011
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- Pictured: "The Biggest Loser" Logo -- NBC Photo
THE BIGGEST LOSER -- Pictured: "The Biggest Loser" Logo -- NBC Photo

NBC’s reality show “The Biggest Loser” is initiating a 13-city cross-country search to find new contestants July 30 in Austin.

Individuals and teams of two with at least 85 pounds to lose are encouraged to apply for the next edition of the show, which is set to air in January 2012.

Casting producers are on the lookout for outgoing and charismatic contestants who have the personality, desire and competitiveness to vie for this opportunity to lose weight, change their lives and compete for a grand prize of $250,00, according to a news release.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States.

Lining up will not be allowed more than three hours before the start of the open call and candidates should bring a non-returnable photo of themselves (and their partners if applicable.)

Alison Sweeney is host of the “The Biggest Loser,” and Season 12′s contestants will work out under the supervision of professional trainers Bob Harper, Anna Kournikova and Dolvett Quince.

The audition schedule, provided by NBC, is as follows:

SATURDAY, JULY 30

AUSTIN

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Long Center for the Performing Arts

701 West Riverside Drive

Austin, TX 78704

 

NY TRI-STATE AREA

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace

Newark, NJ 07112

 

DETROIT

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Gardner-White Furniture

45300 Hayes Road

Macomb, MI 48044-3846

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

CHARLOTTE

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Planet Fitness

10215-B University City Blvd.

 (Located in the Back Creek Shopping Center)

Charlotte, NC 28213

 

WASHINGTON, DC

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex

8001 Sheriff Road

Landover, MD 20785

 

ATLANTA

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hard Rock Cafe

215 Peachtree Street Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

ST. LOUIS

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Chesterfield Mall

291 Chesterfield Mall

 (at the intersection of Highway 40 and Clarkson Rd)

Chesterfield, MO 63017-4811

 

SALT LAKE CITY

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

KSL 5 TV

55 North 300 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84180

 

PHOENIX

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Superstition Springs Center

6555 E. Southern Ave.

Mesa, AZ 85206

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

CHICAGO

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Chicago Home Fitness

2070 North Clybourn Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

 

DALLAS

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Gilley’s Dallas

1135 South Lamar Street

Dallas, TX 75215-1036

 

ORLANDO

the groove

Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort

6000 Universal Blvd.

Orlando, FL 32819

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

LOS ANGELES

Citadel Outlets

100 Citadel Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90040

If you are unable to attend a casting call and would still like to audition, information on how to apply for the show and submit a videotape is available on www.nbc.com/casting and www.thebiggestlosercasting.com.

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