THE BIGGEST LOSER Season 10 Premiere Episode Photos

Check out the first photos of the premiere episode of Season 10 of NBC’s THE BIGGEST LOSER which returns on Tuesday, September 21 at 8pm with a new theme of “paying it forward” and 21 new contestants ready to get their butts kicked by Bob and Jillian. You can also find all the Fall 2010 TV premiere dates here and check out our Fall 2010 coverage.

Show Description: With obesity now one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States, “The Biggest Loser” wanted to broaden their reach this season, pay it forward and motivate communities – not just contestants – to get healthy. So trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels and host Alison Sweeney travel to seven cities in the premiere episode, with each trainer leading community fitness challenges like a one-mile race or a 500 step-up competition. In each of the seven cities – Detroit, Los Angeles, Portland, Atlanta, Phoenix, Oklahoma City and Boston – there will also be three contestant hopefuls competing in the challenges. The two candidates who complete their fitness challenge first win a spot at the ranch. Those who don’t make it will get a chance to vie for a spot on the show in a later episode.

The new season players include Burgandy (Eagle Mountain, Utah), a military wife, foster parent and mother of five, Aaron (Kent, Ohio), the son of an alcoholic who hopes to be a better role model to his own son and Montina (Houston, Texas), a background vocalist for Beyonce who wants to look as good as she sounds. Viewers will also meet Tina (Boring, Ore.), a 58-year-old retired homemaker who was a swimsuit model in her younger years, and Adam (Santa Ana, Calif.), who hopes to lose weight and honor his mother, who died at age 51 from heart failure brought on by complications of diabetes and obesity.

Other new contestants include Sophia (Germantown, Md.), a high school counselor who lost her brother last year in a tragic car accident, Patrick (Vicksburg, Miss.), a former college football player who continued to consume large quantities of food long after an injury forced him to stop playing, Ada (San Francisco, Calif.), who longs to “finally be happy” after a difficult childhood with unsupportive parents, and Brendan (Boston, Mass.), a special education teacher who wants to practice what he preaches to his students about the importance of exercise and a healthy diet.

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