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'Biggest Loser' kicks off Season 14 tryouts in L.A. on June 16

June 4, 2012 |  7:02 am

"The Biggest Loser"

Be careful what you wish for! If you've always dreamed of trying out for "The Biggest Loser," here's your chance. Soon, you too could be working out with trainer Bob Harper until you puke up your low-calorie lunch at the "Biggest Loser" ranch.

The NBC weight-loss reality show has announced a new slate of tryout dates for Season 14, starting with Los Angeles on June 16. The L.A. casting call will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club in Venice.

The 13-city search for new contestants will then move on to Atlanta; Chicago; Miami; Detroit; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Philadelphia; Raleigh, N.C.; Salt Lake City; Cleveland; Dallas; and San Diego. For more details, including how to submit a video if you cannot attend an audition, go to

Season 14 is scheduled to start airing in January 2013. Casting producers say they are looking for "charismatic individuals" who are at least 18 years old, are at least 85 pounds overweight and would like a sweet shot at a grand prize of $250,000 for the person who loses the largest percentage of his or her body weight.

Potential competitors must also be willing to do whatever Harper tells them to do.


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Photo: Bob Harper gives a hand to Megan, a Season 13 competitor, on the beach in Hawaii. Photo credit: NBC