NBC has announced the 21 new contestants who will be vying for the title of The Biggest Loser in the show’s 10th season. Host Alison Sweeney is back as are personal trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels to whip the contestants into shape.
This season there will be a slight new twist to the show. This time around The Biggest Loser has a theme, and that theme will be “paying it forward.” NBC stated that The Biggest Loser wanted to expand their reach and pay it forward to motivate communities, as well as contestants, to get healthy and fit.
The premiere episode of The Biggest Loser will feature seven different cities take on fitness challenges such as a one mile race and a 500 step challenge. The seven cities that were chosen were Detroit, Los Angeles, Portland, Atlanta, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, and Boston. In each city, three possible Biggest Loser contestants each competed for a chance to make it onto the show. The two individuals who were able to complete the challenges first were given the opportunity to begin their life changing journeys at The Biggest Loser ranch. However, the individuals who did not make the first cut will still get an opportunity to join the show later on in the season.
The following is this season’s complete list of contestants:
• Jesse Atkins, 28, St. Paul, MN
• Montina Cooper, 35, Houston, TX
• Jessica Delfs, 27, Tucson, AZ
• Richard Deroque, 54, Conway, AR
• Alfredo Dinten, 43, Staten Island, NY
• Sandy Dolan, 30, Ft. Worth, TX
• Brendan Donovan, 32, Boston, MA
• Tina Elliott, 58, Boring, OR
• Sophia Franklin, 28, Germantown, MD
• Patrick House, 28, Vicksburg, MS
• Adam Hurtado, 26, Santa Ana, CA
• Allie Ishcomer, 22, Moore, OK
• Burgandy Keel, 35, Eagle Mountain, UT
• Shanna Masten, 38, Pima, AZ
• Lisa Mosley, 31, Norman, OK
• Mark Pinkhasovich, 31, East Brunswick, NJ
• Corey Pinkerton, 27, Fairbanks, AK
• Elizabeth Ruiz, 31, Lawrence, MA
• Aaron Thompkins, 29, Kent, OH
• Ada Wong, 27, San Francisco, CA
• Anna Wright, 39, Atlanta, GA
Season 10 of The Biggest Loser will kick off on NBC on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.