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Weight Loss Reality Show To Hold Auditions February 4

extreme-makeover-weight-loss-editionAuditions for the reality show “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” will be held in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 4.

The non-competitive show about weight loss documents the makeover of courageous, “super obese” people who spend a year safely losing half of their body weight, ultimately revealing an amazing metamorphosis. The term “super obese” is used to define those who exceed their estimated ideal weight by approximately 225 percent and who are roughly 200 pounds or more overweight.

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Trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell (“The 650-Pound Virgin”) guides each of the eight participants through their transformation process by moving into their homes with their families or loved ones. By assuring that they have the proper nourishment and exercise movement, Chris will provide a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight.


In each of the one-hour episodes, the participants undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” will chronicle each participant’s journey in a stand-alone episode as they go about reclaiming his or her life.

Los Angeles is the first stop on a nine-city tour seeking participants in season 3 of the show.  The casting call will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Venice, 2232 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 90291. Candidates must be legal U.S. residents, 18 years or older on March 23, 2012 and must either attend an open call or send in a home tape.

Information about how to apply can be found on the official casting website at Casting calls will also be held in Phoenix, San Diego, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago and Milwaukee.