We’re just a few short weeks away from there premiere of Biggest Loser, beginning its 10th season September 21, 2010 on NBC. Already casting for season 11, it’s proof that this show is in the right place and right time as more and more Americans work to overcome the obesity epidemic that is plaguing young, old and everyone in between.
Each season the inspirational show, hosted once again by Alison Sweeney, takes overweight men and women and isolates them at the infamous Biggest Loser Ranch, located outside of Los Angeles, California. For several months (varying each season) contestants work side-by-side with esteemed trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper to lose weight, re-learn how to eat, and overcome the personal, emotional issues that have precluded them from living a healthy life before now.
While the Couples or Families versions of the show have become quite popular, pitting teams of two family members or friends against one another, season 10 goes back to the show’s roots with individuals competing against individuals.
For season 10, Biggest Loser is introducing the “pay it forward” theme – working to help these competing individuals as well as the communities from which they call home. The premiere episode shows trainers Bob and Jillian in seven hometowns for city-wide workouts. Amongst the crowd are three people vying for spots on the show, the two who finish the challenges first will become contestants.
Without further adieu, meet the 21-person line-up for season 10. Click in to each to see their complete bios.
An audio interview with Brittany Aberle during week one on the ranch is available for contestants where indicated (*).
Mark Pinhasovich – New Brunswick, NJ (*)
Jessica Delfs – Tucson, AZ (*)
Jesse Atkins – St. Paul, MN (*)
Lisa Mosley – Norman, OK
Tina Elliott – Boring, OR
Sophia Franklin – Gaithersburg, MD
Allie Ishcomer – Moore, OK (*)
Frado Dinten – Staten Island, NY (*)
Ada Wong – San Jose, CA (*)
Adam Hurtado – Santa Ana, CA (*)
Brendan Donovan – Boston, MA
Elizabeth Ruiz – Lawrence, MA (*)
Patrick House – Vicksburg, MS (*)
Rick de Roque – Conway, AR
Aaron Thompkins – Kent, OH
Burgandy Keel – Eagle Mountain, UT (*)
Montina Cooper – Houston, TX
Sandy Dolan – Ft. Worth, TX
Shanna Masten – Pima, AZ
Corey Pinkerton – Fairbanks, AK
Anna Wright – Atlanta, GA
This season, we’ll yet again keep you posted on all that’s happening on and off the Ranch as it relates to Biggest Loser. Our weekly video recaps will be provided exclusively by Shay Sorrells, from season eight, and you can get the Biggest Loser Newsletter each Wednesday for free. Recaps and newsletter are sponsored by the Biggest Loser Resort.