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Are there any restrictions to apply?
1. You must be 18 years or older on or before June 5th, 2013.
2. You must be a legal resident of the United States.
3. Additional eligibility requirements apply. Please review the series application here for full eligibility requirements.
Who is the casting team and do they have any tips on how to apply?
Check out our youtube video! Get to know our casting team and pick up some helpful tips on how to apply for the show: youtube.com/watch?v=JxQaC0gXsIg
Should I send in a video submission if I plan to attend an open casting call?
It is not required, but we recommend you do so. There are several reasons why it is an advantage to submit a video even if you plan to meet our casting team in person. It gives our casting team a chance to get familiar with you and it also could act as a second chance if you were having a bad day or were not selected for a one-on-one interview at the open casting call.
*The video and application submissions deadline via email or mail must be received or postmarked by Monday, May 13th, 2013 5pm PST. Deadline subject to change as determined by the producers. For full instructions on how to apply click HERE.
What if I cannot attend a casting call or make a video?
In order to consider you, we need to meet you at one of our open casting calls or receive a video submission. If you do not have a video camera, we suggest looking into your local resources (i.e., borrowing one from friends or family, library, film school students, etc).
What should I bring to the open casting call?
1. PHOTO(S) - We recommend, but do not require, you to bring a non-returnable, recent photo of yourself. You may also bring photos (if applicable) of you when you were thin, an athlete, prom queen/king, marathon runner or even you as a heavy child to support your story. Please limit this to four (4) additional photos.
2. It is a good idea to bring water, snacks and a folding chair for your wait in line.
3. A PEN - You will be required to fill out a short form which will be provided the day of the open call.
*You do NOT need to bring the Contestant Application (accessible on this site) to the open casting call. You will be given a Casting Call Application (not accessbilbe on this site) the day of your open call.
What should I wear to the open casting call?
Please be presentable and look your best. Wear something that best represents you and that is comfortable, as you will be waiting in line.
What should I expect at the open casting call?
Our casting team will be holding group interviews at the open call. BE YOURSELF! We understand that for some, this may be nerve-racking and that's ok, we understand! This opportunity may change your life and we want to give everyone the best shot of achieving their transformation goals.
You may receive a call the evening of or up to 2 days after the open casting call for a “callback,” which a is one-on-one on-camera interview with our casting directors. If you traveled from out of town, you may be asked to stay in town or travel back for your callback interview later that week. If you do not get a callback, we encourage you to send in a video submission.
What should I expect after the open casting call?
Will everyone in line have the opportunity to be seen by the casting team at the open casting call?
We will try our best to see everyone who shows up. It is rare that everyone in line is not seen; however, if we are unable to meet everyone the day of the open casting call, we will collect the Casting Call Applications (distributed that day) of those that were not seen and follow up with them on a later date.
If I am selected to participate on the show, what is my time commitment?
If you are selected as a contestant you must be available to commit yourself to the competition and taping of the show for approximately 5 months (dates to be determined by the producers). Dates are always subject to change.
Will I be notified if I am selected or not?
Unfortunately, we cannot contact every person who applies and inform them of their status. However, we will update our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts as soon as all the finalists have been selected and notified.
Should I quit my weight loss plan since I am applying for a weight loss show?
Absolutely not. We encourage you to continue with your weight loss throughout the process. If you are not selected for the show, then you are already on the right track to a healthier lifestyle and meeting your weight loss goal.
Is there a weight requirement to apply?
You are strongly encouraged to apply if you have at least 80 lbs to lose.
Is the rumor I heard about The Biggest Loser casting true?
Throughout the casting process, there are always rumors that circulate on various blogs and websites. For valid information, go to our website, Twitter or Facebook Page.
Can I nominate a friend or family member?
If you would like to nominate a friend or family member for the show, please encourage him or her to pre-register themselves. Please do not pre-register for them. Also, you do not need to email the casting team on their behalf.