FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Are there any restrictions to apply?

 1. You must be 18 years or older on or before June 1st, 2014. 

 2. You must be able to verify your identity and eligibility to participate and fullfill the requirements of the production in the United States.

 3. Additional eligibility requirements apply.  Please review the series application HERE for full eligibility requirements.

What types of applicants are you looking for?

Whether you are applying as an individual, former athlete or as a family, we want to meet you! So long as you have approx. 100 pounds to lose, all types of applicants are welcome to apply.

How do I apply for season 16 of The Biggest Loser?

For full instructions on how to apply click HERE.

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 Friday, MAY 2ND, 2014 AT 11:59PM EST. 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?

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?

If you are moving on to the next step of the casting process, you will be contacted by phone as early as the night of the open casting call to approximately 2 days after the open casting call. The next step involves an on-camera interview with just you and the Casting Directors. If you receive a "callback" we will fill you in with the details.  

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 anyone 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 starting in July 2014. Dates to be determined by the producers and are always subject to change.

Will I be notified if I am not selected?

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.

What happens to my personal information?

Please review the privacy policy, which can be found HERE.

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 100 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. 

If I'm applying with my family, do we all need to attend an open casting call?

If you and 3 or more of your family members need to lose approximately 100 lbs each, we encourage you to apply together. If possible, we would like to meet as many of your family members at the open casting call as possible. Preferably, we would like to meet you together, however it is not mandatory. If you can't make it to the open casting call together, please bring photos of those members missing from your group. We like to get a clear idea of who from your family is applying with you. Please do not hold a place in line for family or friends; we want to be fair to those who have been waiting behind you. 

 

Thank you and Good Luck!