Oklahoma City to host 'Biggest Loser' auditions

NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” will hold auditions from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Planet Fitness, 9118 S Western Ave., in Oklahoma City. The casting call seeks contestants for season 16.
Heather Warlick, Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2014
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David Brown of Edmond, last season’s runner-up on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”, encourages Oklahomans to audition for the weight-loss show that he says changed his life completely.

The television show once again will hold auditions in Oklahoma City, seeking contestants for season 16. The casting call will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Planet Fitness, 9118 S Western Ave.

“I would definitely encourage people to get out there and do it,” Brown said. “It’s a decision point for the person. It was for me.”

Brown and Oklahoma City twin police officers Don and Dan Evans, who were also on the show, will be at the auditions.

Whether or not contestants are cast for the show, just taking that first step is an important part of making changes in your life, Brown said.

“I think people, if they’ll take that moment of bravery to get out there, share their story with strangers, meet a few people while they wait in line, they can take that as a starting point and do something positive with the rest of their lives,” Brown said.

One lucky hopeful in each of the seven audition cities will be selected for a one-week stay at The Biggest Loser Resort. Auditions will be held in Los Angeles, Boston, Birmingham, Charlotte, Chicago, Oklahoma City and Salt Lake City.

What are producers looking for in potential contestants?

“The perfect contestant should not only be 100-plus pounds overweight, but should also be competitive, charismatic and ready to transform their lives,” said Randy Bernstein, the show’s casting director. “We want those who have the burning desire to change and are tired of living an unhealthy lifestyle.”

Oklahomans make great contestants, Bernstein said, because Oklahomans are “fighters.”

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Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States. For those who are unable to attend a casting call, information on how to apply to the show and submit a videotape is available on www.nbc.com/casting#bl16 and www.thebiggestlosercasting.com.

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