Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition II contestants to be revealed Monday, Aug. 30

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is teaming up with WDIV-TV and The Parade Company to announce participants in The Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition II.

Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition II finalists will be revealed during the WDIV newscast on Monday, Aug. 30, beginning at 4 p.m. During the announcement, BCBSM President and CEO Daniel J. Loepp will be interviewed by Chuck Gaidica during the 5 p.m. newscast.

This year, 310 people entered the contest. That’s 100 more applicants than last year. The applicants were narrowed down to 60 who were called back for audition interviews. From there, the final six were chosen.

With the help of Blue Cross health coaches, the finalists will participate in the weight loss competition that will run into November. The winner of the competition will be announced during WDIV’s coverage of America’s Thanksgiving Parade, and all six contestants will ride on the BCBSM float.

Last year’s winner, Marilyn Kluka of Farmington Hills, lost 47 pounds during the 11-week competition and was one of six contestants who lost a total of 270 pounds.

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