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Casting Call for New Weight Loss Show, 100 Lost

clapperboardIf you dream about being a contestant on a reality weight loss show, but have no idea how all of those lucky folks get plucked from the middle of America to land a diet journey of their dreams, today might just be the first day of your weight loss success story.

100 Lost is a new weight loss reality show that is currently looking for teams of two eager individuals who are willing to compete in a competition to lose 100 pounds together with the help of expert health professionals and fitness experts.

“Teams will have a chance to bet their own money, banking on their ability to lose the pounds,” says a press release, taking part of the bet dieting phenomenon.
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Mike Morelli’s Biggest Loser Casting Tips

biggest loser castingRecently, I went to the Michigan Biggest Loser 9 casting call.  Everyone in line was extremely pleasant, but wanted to know the same thing.

Not how am I doing at home, what are Bob and Jillian really like, how is Max doing, or do I have a girlfriend; they wanted to know ‘How do I get on the show?’.

Well, here are some of my audition tips for all of those that want to try their shot on The Biggest Loser.
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Biggest Loser Audition Tips from Casting Director Allison Kaz

UPDATE: Biggest Loser Casting Season 11

allison kaz biggest loserSince the inception of Biggest Loser in 2004, one person has been behind the scenes selecting the individuals who would go on to weigh-in on that infamous scale. Allison Kaz is the casting director for Biggest Loser, a job she’s had for going on nine seasons. When you speak with her, you can hear her enthusiasm for the job and the role she plays in helping these individuals move forward in their quest for health, and often times happiness.

I had the opportunity to speak with Allison during the summer casting for Biggest Loser 9. The show is currently doing a 15-city casting tour, including Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Oklahoma City and for the first time, San Antonio. When asked if there’s a science to the cities selected for open casting calls, Allison replied that they “try to change it up a bit” each season. But the city selection is based on a number of factors. She says they go where the obesity trends are, and pay attention to reports regarding the fattest cities or fattest states in America.


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Biggest Loser Season 9 Now Casting

Update 10/6/09: Casting has closed and production on season 9 has begun.

If you’ve got what it takes to be the next Helen Phillips or Jerry Hayes, the newest winners of Biggest Loser, then consider applying to be a contestant. NBC has opened its casting doors for new contestants for season 9, which will air in Spring 2010.

Find out if you’re eligible and apply:

  1. At least 18 years old
  2. Family teams of two who have 100+ pounds to lose
  3. Legal U.S. resident
  4. Create a 10 minute video
  5. Complete the application at NBC
  6. Take a photo of each applicant
  7. Mail entire packet

NBC announced June 15 their 15-city nationwide tour for open casting calls. That casting schedule is as follows:
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Biggest Loser Season 8 Live Casting Call Schedule

UPDATE: Biggest Loser Casting Season 11

AUDITIONS FOR BIGGEST LOSER 8 HAVE CLOSED.

Have you dreamed of being the one to sweat, puke, cry and faint in America’s most famous gym? Think you have what it takes to train alongside Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels? Then your chance has arrived. Biggest Loser has released its live casting call schedule for 2009′s season eight. They are looking for individual and coupled contestants, as well as new trainers. NBC says they are “keeping creative options open” for the next season, which will debut in the Fall 2009 season.

An NBC statement explains who they are looking for. “Outgoing and charismatic individuals or teams of two are encouraged to apply, especially those who have the personality, desire and competitive edge to vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight, change their lives forever and compete for a grand prize of $250,000.”

Here is more information on contestant casting and trainer casting.

The live casting call schedule is as follows.
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