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CLEVELAND - NBC's popular reality series "The Biggest Loser" was in Cleveland as part of a 13-city cross-country search to find new contestants for the next edition of the hit show.

One local hopeful who plans on trying out is Marta Elkind who will be tweeting about the audition experience for Channel 3 News. You can follow her tweets @Mexygal Here is a shortened version of the audition tape Marta has made for the "The Biggest Loser" casting directors.

If you have at least 85 lbs. to lose and are interested in applying for the new season, here's what you need to know:

The casting call will be held SATURDAY, JULY 21:

10 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.


Crowne Plaza Cleveland South

5300 Rockside Road

Independence, OH 44131

Casting producers are looking for charismatic individuals who have the desire to change their lives forever and vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight and compete for a grand prize of $250,000. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States. For those who are unable to attend a casting call, information on how to apply to the show and submit a videotape is available on www.nbc.com/casting and www.thebiggestlosercasting.com.


People will not be allowed to line up prior to three hours before the start of the open call. Candidates should bring a non-returnable photo of themselves.

Alison Sweeney is the host of "The Biggest Loser," which challenges and encourages overweight contestants to shed pounds in a safe and recommended manner through comprehensive diet and exercise as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000. The series provides the contestants with challenges, temptations, weigh-ins and eliminations until the final contestant remains to claim the title of "the biggest loser." Contestants work out under the supervision of professional trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince.

Season 14 auditions for individuals will be held in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Detroit, Kansas City, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Cleveland, Dallas and San Diego. Information about casting calls in other cities can be found by clicking the links above.

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