There are some amazing contestants to watch for on “The Biggest Loser” 12 for the fall 2011 season. Contestants are divided into three categories this time: under 30, between 30 and 49 and 50 and older. This list proves to reveal a good season on NBC for a cast wanting to shed a lot of pounds. “Biggest Loser” veteran trainer, Bob Harper, will be joined by two newcomers to the hit show – Dolvett Quince and Anna Kournikova.
Contestants include a former NFL player, a 63-year-old grandmother who lost her home in Hurricane Katrina, and a man wanting to lose enough to pass requirements in order to be a police officer.
Ready to see who’s on the show? Let’s get started!
- Courtney Rainville (Internet marketing specialist), 24, Scottsdale, Arizona
- Jessica Limpert (Travel nurse), 26, San Francisco, California
- Patrick Ferrari (Mental health adult foster care worker), 25, Albany, Oregon
- Ramon Medeiros (Tattoo artist), 27, Florence, Colorado
- Vencent “Vinny” Hickerson (Songwriter/entertainer), 27, Nashville, Tennessee
- Antone Davis (Restaurant manager and former NFL player), 44, Knoxville, Tennessee
- Jennifer Rumple (Television producer), 39, Alameda, California
- Joe Mitchell (Home health therapist), 46, Knoxville, Tennessee
- John Rhode (Special education teacher/football coach), 40, Mesa, Arizona
- Sunny Sinclair (Fifth grade teacher), 41, Frisco, Texas
- Bonnie Griffin (Retired payroll supervisor), 63, Picayune, Mississippi
- Debbie Lounds (Senior administrative assistant), 60, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- John Forger (Realty company owner), 65, Canton, Massachusetts
- Mike Danley (High school teacher/football coach), 61, Spencerville, Indiana
- Rebecca “Becky” Comet (Math teacher), 50, Benton, Arkansas
Since the show began airing, it reached out to millions of people who relate to the struggle of weight loss. How far can the contestants go and how much can they take from the trainers in establishing their goals? Every season a new theme is attributed to “The Biggest Loser” to change up the routine. Determination is the one constant for cast to reach their bottom goal, to lose weight and live a healthier, more fulfilled lifestyle. It’s not just about weight loss, but touching on very real human emotion. Obesity doesn’t just affect a person individually, but their family as a whole. Not only do they want to improve for themselves, but want to live longer for their loved ones. This is one of the many inspiriing elements that make the show such a hit among fans.
“The Biggest Loser” 12 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 on NBC at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT.