Big Out

Got 100-plus pounds to lose, a competitive edge, and don’t mind letting it all hang out on national television? Get in line.

With casting now open for the 11th season of The Biggest Loser, NBC’s hit reality fitness show, ranch-reaching hopefuls are lining up in cities across the U.S., including Phoenix, to audition as individuals or teams of two. Selected contestants will get the opportunity to lose weight, get fit, and get a shot at the $250,000 grand prize.

“Please do not wear costumes or have a gimmick,” TBL’s casting director Holland Striplin said in a recent interview on what not to do at an audition. “Be yourself. We want to see you and not some cartoon character.”

While a non-returnable photo is a must, applicants should also plan on bringing healthy snacks, a chair, and plenty of water for the decidedly sedentary exercise of waiting in line.

Sat., Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2010