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'The Biggest Loser' to hold Oklahoma City auditions

‘The Biggest Loser' is holding casting calls in 11 cities, including Oklahoma City on Saturday. The auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads, formerly known as Crossroads Mall.
by Heather Warlick Modified: April 29, 2013 at 4:19 pm •  Published: April 30, 2013

Daris George, of Ardmore, made it to the final three in Season 9 of “Biggest Loser: Couples” when he competed alongside his mother, Cheryl George.

Other Oklahomans who've competed on the show include Sean Algaier, of Glenpool, Amanda and Neill Harmer, of Bethany, and Jason Ramsey, of Oklahoma City.

Bernstein said Oklahomans make great contestants on the show.

“We just love the energy and the motivation that not only the people have for themselves but their families and friends,” Bernstein said. “Oklahoma just seems like it's a warm town with friendly folks that get behind a person when they're actually trying to do something for themselves.”

On Saturday, contestants can start lining up at 7 a.m. They will be brought in for interviews in groups of 10 and will be seated at a round table.

“Everybody will get a minute to really share their emotions, share their feelings, share with us why they want to be on ‘The Biggest Loser' and why now,” Bernstein said. “I am looking for people to stand out, but I don't want them to stand out in a fake way, I want them to stand out in a genuine, heartfelt way.”

After the first round of auditions, many will be invited back for a second round, to be held the following three days. If selected to move past the second round of auditions, contenders will be flown to Los Angeles for thorough medical checks to ensure they are physically fit enough to endure the extreme nature of the show.

If selected to compete on the show, contestants will have to be ready to make a three- to-four month commitment. Season 15 will air in the fall. To audition, you must be at least 18, a lawful U.S. resident and meet other eligibility requirements as of June 15.

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by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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