Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

How To Become a Contestant On The Biggest Loser – Pt 3


The Open Casting Call Process Pt 3


I have included this audio file for you to listen to so you can maximize your Open Casting Call Experience.


Here are the BIG THREE summarized.

  1. Your Look – Come looking beautiful or handsome. Men (and women) should come shaven and looking neat, clean and beautiful. If you’re a slob this is the wrong show for you. We may be fat but you should still have a level of self confidence and respect that shows through in how you carry yourself.  No need to dress for a wedding but Erik from Season 3 bought new clothes. listen to his interview.
  2. Your Team – Think about this; Who has a stronger team ’story’ – Two Fat Camp Counselors or Two Third Cousins? Get it? How you ‘relate’ to your teammate makes a big difference since this is part of your story. If you’re an individual don’t worry about this since even on ‘team’ seasons there may be some twist that gets you on the show (think Bernie and Brittany from Season 4). Quick thought – Why haven’t I ever seen a team of 3 or more on the show? 4 fat family members maybe? Hmmm – sounds like an option for someone out there to try!
  3. Your Job – Assassins need not apply. Interesting or regular jobs only please.

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Talk to you soon and remember,

There’s a Winner Within You!

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24 Responses to “How To Become a Contestant On The Biggest Loser – Pt 3”
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  2. Maxwell M. says:

    I just finished listening to your audio and its making me hyped for the SLC casting call. A couple of questions is that I’m am currently unemployed but I am going to school full time. Also the casting call is from 8am-4pm is it ok to go later in the day or is it preferred to be there exactly @ 8?


  3. Mac says:

    I was at the open call audition this weekend in Los Angeles. I was interesting and I hit all the tips you mention in here with out having read this blog first. when the interviewer asked the question “What do you want out fo the Biggest Loser?” My answer was simply to get back in the Army. That would be quite the accomplish ment to go from 235 to fighting fit again.

  4. Stephie Danger says:

    Hey I was just wondering if anyone could tell me about how long it was between the casting call and the call back? At what point do I figure I wasn’t chosen for a call back?

  5. Nicole says:

    I have purple hair should I dye it a natural color before auditioning?

  6. Kim says:

    Hey Pete! My brother is going to the casting call tomorrow in Tampa. This season is for family members but my brother doesn’t have anyone to go with him. The website says you can still come if you don’t have a partner so I am wondering if he still even has a chance? He really needs to lose weight, he is close to 500lbs. His Doctor said if he doesn’t lose weight he might not make it past 25….. he just turned 25 in May.

  7. Laura Butler says:

    HI Pete,
    I hope this board is still active. Nice meeting you in Detroit this winter. I want to go to the CC even though I don’t have any fat relatives. Any chance of talking staff into trying something new…like them pairing me up with someone? Thx.
    Laura Butler

  8. Shey-Shey says:

    I have gotten a call back and now am on the process of sending bio, but from what I read on other post, you’ll know if you’r going to be on the show, b/c they’ll inform you during the call backs that you’re being pitched. How true is that? Is it a good sign if you’re getting call backs or is this a protocol they must follow?

  9. Tracey says:

    Hi Pete,

    It was great to meet you and Shellay at the Detroit CC. I was the very first person to sit down with a casting director (first in the VIP line). Unfortunately, I blew my chance. I was too excited, too enthusiastic, too loud and too weird. One woman said she was from Frankenmuth, the Chicken Dinner capital, and I shouted, “Woo, I love you!” (I meant to say, “I love Frankenmuth”…how embarrassing!). Should I now submit a videotape or try again at the CC in Columbus on Saturday? Do you know if there are VIP passes for the Columbus CC, and if so, who do I contact for them? Jacqueline Topacio sent the last one. Is she my best bet?

    Thanks for responding, and congratulations once again. You look absolutely AMAZING. Muscular and handsome! :)


  10. anonymousLOSER says:

    Pete – I’ve made it past the casting call, past the one on one interview, and only a few days after my interview, now I’ve been asked to submit a video, background checks, and bio. Where in the process am I??? How close am I to being on the ranch this season? What is the next step after this? Thanks for answering my questions…I’m absolutely freaking out excited!

  11. Stevie says:

    Hey Pete!! Thank you so much for the advice!! I will be at the LA open casting call. I think I will kill it with the use of your tips! :)

  12. RB=BL8 says:

    Thank you for all your insights…
    I have planned a trip from the Great Lakes region to visit friends in Dallas coinciding with the CC at D&B’s. This is my third time applying…
    First time – I was focused on losing weight after I was turned down as a potential organ donor for my brother (too heavy / health risk). He did get transplant & is doing well. Thank you, God!
    Second time – I was focused on the sudden loss of one of my sisters and tried to become a couples/team contestant – and “convinced” a friend to apply with me. We didn’t have a great story; nor did we have the ‘zippy’ chemistry they may have been looking for. Also, I think I was ‘too polite’ accommodating my teammate on the video and at the CC in Chicago last summer.
    Third time’s a charm – this time it is about me, my health, and happiness. I am a bright and charismatic woman and know I would make the show fun and interesting. I am a great competitor and am so up for this challenge and journey.
    This is going to be fabulously fun… can’t wait for my trip to Dallas… I even planned an extra day in hopes of the callback.
    I also plan on submitting a video. Any super-secret-special tips you’d like to share?
    Thanks for this forum!!! :o)

  13. Trish says:

    Pete, Thank you so much for all your great advice. You are such an inspiration! I am going to attend the casting call in Louisville, KY tomorrow and was wondering how to dress and what it would be like. You have put all my worries to rest! Now I can go enjoy myself as I wait in line to become the next “Biggest Loser” Wish me Luck! I am hoping this season will not be couples since the last two have been. I am 5-2 240 lbs hoping to be the short fat one this season! Also wondering what’s up with the trainer casting calls! If I had to guess I think they are going to have more trainers to show people they can do it without Bob or Jillian.

  14. Danny Rodrigues says:

    Pete, listening to your tips gets me pumped up! I’m 27 next week and weigh 374 and have been told I could be “more handsome” if I lose weight. I must say that of all the contestants I’ve seen (been applying since season 4) you’ve been one of the most humble, modest and empowering contestants. Good to see you’re still rocking and rolling after the show and lookin good!!

  15. Alkis says:

    No problem the message got through and that’s what matters…I’m sure other people understand it too. I’m looking forward to the next installment. I kinda wanna see if the idea I had for the casting call would actually make your list of how to Blow it at the casting call.

  16. Pete says:

    How to totally blow the casting call – The final piece.

    How to ace the call back – Oh that might be too late for you folk outside of Michigan going to Chicago or New York right?! That way I can give more Michiganders a chance – muuuuaaaaaahhhhh }- ) !!!!

  17. Pete says:

    I just listened to the audio. Sorry my energy was so low – I had to re-record it with different software after the first file had skips in it.

  18. Pete says:

    I like the confidence!

  19. Alkis says:

    I appreciate your tips and advice. I’m going to make a good impression. I know I’ll make it this time because I’m confident in me and your tips just boost me up. For a man of 410lb, I’m pretty handsome…lol. Thanks a lot.


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