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The Biggest Loser Season 10 Contestants Announced

MEDIA ALERT:

The Biggest Loser Season 10 Contestants Announced



NEW THEME “PAYING IT FORWARD” FOR SEASON 10 AS 21 NEW CONTESTANTS VIE FOR A SPOT AT THE RANCH



(Toronto – August 25, 2010) – 21 new hopefuls eager to transform their bodies, their health and their lives compete for a spot on the ranch when Season 10 of The Biggest Loser premieres September 21 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT) on Citytv.



Contestant images available at www.rogersmediatv.ca



The theme for Season 10 of the popular series is “paying it forward” challenging communities as well as contestants to get healthy. Trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels along with host Alison Sweeney travel to seven cities across America where each trainer leads community fitness challenges like a one-mile race or a 500 step-up competition. In each of the seven cities – Detroit, Los Angeles, Portland, Atlanta, Phoenix, Oklahoma City and Boston – there will also be three hopefuls competing in the challenges. The two candidates who complete their community fitness challenge first win a spot at the ranch. Those who don’t make it will get a chance to vie for a spot on the show in a later episode.



Contestants hoping to make it on the ranch and compete for the $250,000 grand prize include a military wife and mother of five, a background vocalist for Beyoncé, a former college football player, and a retired swimsuit model. The complete list of hopefuls is as follows:



Jesse Atkins (Law clerk), 28, St. Paul, Minnesota.



Monita Cooper (Professional singer/songwriter), 35, Houston, Texas.



Jessica Delfs (Professional bridal consultant), 27, Tucson, Arizona.



Richard Deroque (Pediatric physical therapist), 54, Conway, Arkansas.



Alfredo Dinten (Futures commodity trader), 43, Staten Island, New York.



Sandy Dolan (Stay-at-home mom and student), 30, Ft. Worth, Texas.



Brendan Donovan (Special education teacher), 32, Boston, Massachusetts.



Tina Elliot (Retired homemaker), 58, Boring, Oregon.



Sophia Franklin (High school counselor), 28, Germantown, Maryland.



Patrick House (Sales representative), 28, Vicksburg, Mississippi.



Adam Hurtado (Non-profit manager), 26, Santa Ana, California.



Allie Ishcomer (Student), 22, Moore, Oklahoma.



Burgandy Keel (Stay-at-home mom), 35, Eagle Mountain, Utah.



Shanna Masten (Math teacher), 38, Pima, Arizona.



Lisa Mosley (Sales representative), 31, Norman, Oklahoma.



Mark Pinhasovich (Bartender and recruiter), 31, East Brunswick, New Jersey.



Corey Pinkerton (Life coach), 27, Fairbanks, Alaska.



Elizabeth Ruiz (Medical assistant), 31, Lawrence, Massachusetts.



Aaron Thompkins (Graphic designer), 29, Kent, Ohio.



Ada Wong (Project coordinator for high teach company), 27, San Francisco, California.



Anna Wright (Administrative assistant and songwriter), 39, Atlanta, Georgia.



The Biggest Loser is a production of Reveille LLC, 25/7 Productions and 3Ball Productions.


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Media Contact:
Stephanie Leslie, Rogers Media Television, 416.764.3191, Stephanie.leslie@rci.rogers.com


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