THE BIGGEST LOSER: COUPLES Season 9 Contestants Photos

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The new 22 contestants for Season 9 of THE BIGGEST LOSER: COUPLES have just been announced today. It seems that every season contestants get bigger and bigger.

This season a team of identical twin brothers will be weighing in together at close to 1,000 pounds, that is insane! This season will be the heaviest cast ever.

Season 9 of The Biggest Loser premieres on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 (8-10 p.m. ET).

So let’s meet the new contestants:

BROTHERS:

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James Crutchfield (Human resources director), 30, and his twin brother, John Crutchfield (Senior marketing manager), 30, Orlando, Florida.

COUSINS:

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Sam Poueu (Youth football coach and security guard), 24, and his cousin Koli Palu (Football coach and head of security), 29, Rohnert Park, California.

SPOUSES:

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Melissa Morgan (Attorney), 39, and her husband Lance Morgan (Rancher), 38, Aspermont, Texas.

PARENT AND ADULT CHILD TEAMS:

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Patti Anderson (Business owner), 55, Lafayette, California, and her daughter Stephanie Anderson (Radio sales executive), 29, West Hollywood, California.

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Cherita Andrews (Homemaker), 50, and her daughter Vicky Andrews (Student), 22, Houston, Texas.

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Miggy Cancel (Chef), 48, Pemberton, New Jersey, and her daughter Migdalia Sebren (Homemaker), 28, Sanford, North Carolina.

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Cheryl George (Store owner), 50, and her son, Daris George (Salesman/deliveryman), 25, Ardmore, Oklahoma.

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O’Neal Hampton, Jr. (U.S. Postal Service station manager), 51, and his daughter, SunShine Hampton (Restaurant server), 24, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Darrell Hough (Press operator/mechanic), 46, and his daughter Andrea Hough (Executive assistant), 24, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Sherry Johnston (Non-profit administrator), 51, and her daughter Ashley Johnston (Manager/Esthetician), 27, Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Maria Ventrella (Corporate travel agent), 51, and her son Michael Ventrella (Deejay), 30, Chicago, Illinois.

(Photos: Courtesy of NBC)