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Biggest Loser holding auditions May 11
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Casting directors for NBC’s “Biggest Loser” are coming to Atlanta on Saturday, May 11, to connect with individuals looking to improve their health while changing their life. The popular show approaching its 15th season highlights the struggles and triumphs of contestants as they seek to shed weight through lifestyle makeovers. Fitness, nutritional and psychological elements are addressed during their journeys as they begin the process in a controlled enclave and finish the push to their goals supported at home.

Biggest Loser 15 Casting Director Shannon McCarty shared two important tips for candidates looking to distinguish themselves. “I know it sounds simple, but be yourself, and we want to know now is the time and why it’s happening – a possibility and the accountability to represent Rockdale, a promotion at work, high school reunion, a grandchild being born or whatever it is you’ve decided within yourself why you want to change.” 

McCarty revealed some candidates turn up portraying a former cast member they’re a fan of or have identified with, but she emphasized the need for hopefuls to be themselves. Due to the yo-yo phenomenon and ongoing battle many have had with their weight, casting staff are searching for a compelling reason and determination from aspiring cast members.

The other basic requirements are candidates must be at least 80 pounds overweight, over 18 years old, and legal U.S. residents. McCarty expects production to begin in June and run three to four months, but some of that time will be spent in their hometowns.

McCarty and her team has also given The Rockdale News five “front of the line” passes for the open casting on May 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Georgian Terrace Hotel on 659 Peachtree Street in Atlanta, across from the Fox Theatre. Contact the News by May 7 to be considered for a pass. Go to for more information or to pre-register – which she says will give people “a leg up,” as the directors preview and earmark certain candidates.