On January 6 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, NBC is going to take a break from “The Voice” and focus back on a show that was not a part of the fall schedule this year for the first time in years: “The Biggest Loser.” It already feels as though this is going to be one of the show’s biggest years yet in between a new logo (which you can see here), fresh ideas, and even a return to the show’s glory days. Jillian Michaels is going to be back as a trainer alongside Dolvett Quince and Bob Harper, and there is also a new twist designed to shake things up in a very big way: for the first time in the history of this series, there will be three teenagers taking part in the show.
These three kids are not going to be eliminated from the ranch, and will instead work alongside the contestants to try and lose weight and battle childhood obesity from the ground up. These kids are definitely brave, as just being on this show at such a young age exposes them to so much, and they will hopefully get the self-confidence necessary through here in order to move forward with the rest of their lives.
Here are the three under-18 participants on the show this season, and they include a former cheerleader and an academic whiz:
Lindsay Bravo (eighth grade), 13, Fillmore, California
Sanjana “Sunny” Chandrasekar (11th grade), 16, Rochester, New York
Noah “Biingo” Gray (eighth grade), 13, New Windsor, Maryland
Meanwhile, the following folks will be competing for the regular $250,000 prize and will be eligible for elimination throughout the season:
Dannielle “Danni” Allen (Advertising account coordinator), 26, Wheeling, Illinois
Jackson Carter (Volunteer coordinator for LGBT resource center and movie theater assistant manager), 21, Layton, Utah
Nicole “Nikki” Davis (Make-up artist), 26, Chatsworth, California
Michael Dorsey (College professor and communications consultant), 34, Baltimore, Maryland
Pamela Geil (Executive assistant), 43, New York, New York
David Jones (Police officer), 51, Kiefer, Oklahoma
Cate Laughlin (Student), 28, Ransomville, New York
Gina McDonald (Attorney and law firm owner), 47, Hoover, Alabama
Nate Montgomery (Financial advisor), 25, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Francelina Morillo (Student and store manager), 25, Albany, New York
Jeff Nichols (Pharmaceutical representative), 24, Monroe, Michigan
Joe Ostaszewski (Senior sales executive), 43, Williston, Florida
Thomas “TC” Pool (Purchasing manager), 31, Albany, Oregon
Lisa Rambo (High school special education assistant), 37, Houlton, Wisconsin
Alexandra “Alex” Reid (Legal assistant), 24, Carrolton, Texas
Are you excited for “The Biggest Loser” to return in the new year? We want to hear from you below! If you want to check out more of NBC’s midseason schedule, you can do so over at the link here.