December 15, 2007 07:00 AM by Jennifer_Brown
Fear not, O’ thou Loser Addicts — it’s a Biggest Loser Blitz!Withseason 4 not even yetwrapped up, NBC has already announcedthat season 5 will beginJan. 1, 2008. That’s one week off, my friends,and thenwe’re right back on the diet.
In the season premiere, viewers will get to meet the contestants of the new season, whichwill be an unprecedented couplesseason. Mothers and sons, divorced couples, husbands and wives, friends…this time they’re competing not just for themselves, butfor theirteammates as well. And then there will be one couple paired by Loser — complete strangers who had never met before being paired together.
Here’s a rundown of who we can expect to see come New Years Day:
(not pictured) Strangers, 22-year old hair-stylist Brittany Aberle from San Jacinto, California and 27-year old teacher/dancer, Bernardo Salazarfrom Chicago, Illinois.
Husband and wife team, 35-year old Curtis Bray (Graphic designer),and 36-year old Mallory Bray (Business owner),both from Los Angeles.
Hairstylist Bette Sue Burkland, 53,and her daughter, hairstylist Alison Vincent, 32,representingMesa, Arizona.
Mother and son team 49-year old Jackie Evans (CEO of non-profit organization),and 21-year oldDan Evans (Camp counselor/musician),both fromFrankfort, Illinois.
Nurse Kelly Fields, 38, Titusville, Florida and ex-hubby, 43-year old Paul Marks (Missile Support/Space Center)(okay, now that’s just cool!),Rockledge, Florida.
A new Neill! Neill Harmer, a 28-year old Web developer from Bethany, Oklahoma and his wife, 29-year old teacherAmanda Harmer.
Team “BFF” — best friends 23-year old Maggie Kingfrom Denville, New Jersey and 22-year old Jennifer Widderfrom River Edge, NJ. Both friends work at a weight loss camp (Hmmm…a competitive edge, perhaps?).
Mark Kruger (Aerial device sales representative), 35, Dartmouth, Massachusetts and his brother, Jay Kruger (Aerial device account manager), 31, Bedford, Massachusetts.
Former football teammates, 40-year old associate athletic director, Roger Shultz fromEnterprise, Alabama and 39-year old school safety and security coordinator, Trent Pattersonfrom Endicott, New York.
Interior decorator Lynn Westphal60, fromElyria, Ohio and his daughter, nanny Jenni Westphal31, from North Ridgeville, Ohio.
The season premiere willintroduce thecouples, have them choosing their teams, and competing in a hot air balloon pull challenge that will have a 2lb. weight advantage as its prize.
Alison Sweeney hosts season 5 of The Biggest Loser, and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels will also star.
Photo Courtesy: NBC