Get ready to meet a record-breaking cast on Biggest Loser’s seventh season. This time, 22 contestants will compete as couples, and during their first weigh-in we’ll see they have a combined weight of 3.5 tons. Don’t miss the two-hour premiere Tuesday, January 6, as we meet the oldest players, the youngest male contestant, the heaviest female contestant and the heaviest contestant in the history of the show. Once again, they will all be competing to win a prize of $250,000, and the opportunity to train as long as they can with Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper. Alison Sweeney will host Biggest Loser: Couples.
Meet Jillian’s Team
ORANGE Team: Daniel Wright, a 19-year-old student from Willow Spring, NC, competes with his best friend David Lee, a 23-year-old student from Fuquay-Varina, NC.
BLACK Team: Blaine Cotter, a 27-year-old college counselor from Gilbert, AZ, competes with his cousin Dane Patterson, a 27-year-old real estate appraiser from Mesa, AZ.
GREEN Team: Tara Costa, a 23-year-old finance manager from New York, NY, competes with friend and fellow former model Laura Denoux, a 24-year-old sales director from Miami, FL.
WHITE Team: Estella Hayes, a 63-year-old retired nurse, competes with her husband Jerry Hayes, a 63-year-old retired engineer. These retired grandparents reside in Wheaton, IL.
YELLOW Team: Mandi Kramer, a 30-year-old cosmetologist from Boise, ID, competes with her younger sister Aubrey Cheney, a 28-year-old information and education specialist from Gooding, ID.
Meet Bob’s Team
BLUE Team: Sione Fa, a 28-year-old landscape business owner from Maricopa, AZ, competes with cousin Filipe Fa, a 26-year-old lube technician from Mesa, AZ.
GREY Team: Carla Triplett, a 36-year-old assistant bank manager, competes with best friend Joelle Gwynn, a 41-year-old non-profit founder. The friends live in Southfield, MI.
RED Team: Damien Gurganious, a 31-year-old industrial engineer, competes with fiancee Nicole Brewer, a 37-year-old wardrobe stylist. The engaged couple reside in Brooklyn, NY.
BROWN Team: Ron Morelli, a 54-year-old city councilman and retired food distributor, resides in South Lyon, MI with his teammate and son Mike Morelli, an 18-year-old student.
PINK Team: Helen Phillips, a 47-year-old retired retail manager from Sterling Heights, MI, competes with daughter Shanon Thomas, a 29-year-old massage therapist from Centerline, MI.
PURPLE Team: Cathy Skell, a 48-year-old real estate sales closing agent from Shiocton, WI, competes with daughter Kristin Steede, a 28-year-old business owner from Greenville, WI.
December 31st, 2008