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‘The Biggest Loser’ casting in Charlotte
Open call to be held April 12
 
Published Thursday, April 3, 2014
by Staff Reports

Overweight and interested in a chance to shed some pounds while competing for a $250,000 grand prize?

Producers of NBC’s popular reality series “The Biggest Loser” have launched a cross-country search for new contestants, and the crew will be in Charlotte April 12. Casting auditions will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at WCNC-TV, located at 1001 Wood Ridge Center Drive.

Individuals, families and former athletes who have at least 100 lbs. to lose are encouraged to apply and bring a non-returnable photo of themselves to the open call. Casting producers are looking for charismatic individuals with a desire to change their lifestyle and develop healthier habits.

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 online at www.nbc.com/casting#bl16 and www.thebiggestlosercasting.com.

Alison Sweeney is the host of “The Biggest Loser,” which challenges and encourages overweight contestants to shed pounds in a safe and recommended manner through comprehensive diet and exercise.  The series provides 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 Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels and Dolvett Quince. 

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