Season 7 of 'The Biggest Loser' Selects 11 New Teams

Season 7 of 'The Biggest Loser' Selects 11 New Teams

In the wake of Michelle Aguilar's win, NBC announces 11 couples that will compete to reduce their body mass in 'The Biggest Loser: Couples 2'.

Just a few days after Michelle Aguilar was crowned the champion of "The Biggest Loser", eleven new teams consisting of two overweight people each are introduced for the new season of the reality show. The new season, according to the press release, marks several "firsts" with the series' oldest, youngest, heaviest female and heaviest contestants in the show.

Estella Hayes, 63, and her husband, Gerald "Jerry" Hayes of the same age, are the oldest team to ever participate in the show. Meanwhile 18-year-old Mike Morelli becomes the youngest, teaming up with his 54-year-old father. The heaviest female contestant would be at 379 lbs while the heaviest contestant in the show's history weighs at 454 lbs.

"The Biggest Loser: Couples 2" will return on screen January 6 at 8/7c. Host Alison Sweeney is back and so are trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels. The first winner of the couples edition will be granted a $250,000 grand prize.

On Tuesday, December 16, 27-year-old Michelle Aguilar became the second female contestant to win the show after losing 45.45% of her body mass. She started off with 242 lbs and went home with 132 lbs of weight and a $250,000 prize. She was coupled with her estranged mother Renee who lost 37.70% of her body weight.

The contenders for the new season are:


  • Carla Triplett (Assistant bank manager), 36, and her best friend Joelle Gwynn (Non-profit founder), 41, Southfield, MI.
  • Daniel Wright (Student), 19, Willow Spring, NC, and his best friend, David Lee (Student), 23, Fuquay-Varina, NC.
  • Sione Fa (Owner, landscape company), 28, Maricopa, AZ and his cousin, Filipe Fa (Lube technician), 26, Mesa, AZ.
  • Blaine Cotter (College counselor), 27, Gilbert, AZ and his cousin Dane Patterson (Real estate appraiser), 27, Mesa, AZ.
  • Damien Gurganious (Industrial designer), 31, and his fiancee Nicole Brewer (Wardrobe stylist), 37, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Tara Costa (Model/Finance manager), 23, New York, NY, and her friend Laura Denoux (Model/Sales director), 24, Miami, FL.
  • Ron Morelli (Retired food distributor, currently City Councilman), 54, and his son, Mike Morelli (Student), 18, South Lyon, MI.
  • Estella Hayes (Retired nurse), 63 and her husband, Gerald "Jerry" Hayes (Retired engineer), 63, Wheaton, IL.
  • Helen Phillips (Retired retail manager), 47, Sterling Heights, MI and her daughter, Shanon Thomas (Massage therapist), 29, Centerline, MI.
  • Cathy Skell (Title sales closing agent at real estate firm), 48, Shiocton, WI and her daughter, Kristin Steede (Business owner), 28, Greenville, WI.
  • Amanda Kramer (Cosmetologist), 30, Boise, ID, and her sister, Aubrey Cheney (Information and education specialist), 28, Gooding, ID.
The promo video of the new season of 'The Biggest Loser: Couples 2' :




    Jan 20, 2009

    Hateit, for one thing, please learn to speak and spell the language correctly. Otherwise you make yourself look even more insipidly stupid than you show yourself to be by your little rant. It seems to me that if you are watching BL, then perhaps you are not as disgusted by overweight people as you claim to be? Is this because you secretly find them attractive or because you are one yourself and are just so miserable a person because you can't find the strength within yourself to make things right with your life and your body that these people are doing that you have to berate and denigrate them?

    LISA in AZ
    Jan 19, 2009

    Frist of all Hateit you must be a miserable person! How can you sit there and say ignorant things about people? Would you say that about someone who is overly too skinny?? Would you say that they disgust you?? People are Beautiful in ALL shapes and sizes. Are you a smoker? Do you Drink? What if I were to say IF you did those things that I felt you were a disgusting person and you shouldn't be out in public because non smokers and drinkers felt that they didn't want to look at you or be around you for that reason of being "DISGUSTING". YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOUR SELF! EACH OF US HAVE AN ADDICTION IN LIFE AND SHOULD NEVER BE JUDGE BY OTHERS FOR OUR FAULTS! THERE IS NO BEAUTY IN DECEPTION, IF CHOOSE TO LOOK BEYOND IT THEN YOU HAVE DECIEVED YOURSELF!! You should really think before you talk.

    Jan 19, 2009

    Nope Hateit what is wrong with this country is ignorant people like you. Please learn how to type the English language correctly before posting as it would be extremely helpful.

    Jan 19, 2009

    I <3 Biggest Loser however people who make ignorant comments about overweight people are just as disgusting as the comments they leave!

    Jan 06, 2009

    This people are just disgusting and this is what is wrong with this country. We are going to reward them for doing this to themselves....Take on a real challenge and help people who's bodies are failing them and who did not fail their bodies. These people did this to themselves and we are cheering for them. Fat disgusting people who you would look at disgust if you saw them in public...

    Jan 06, 2009

    I use to live in the neighborhood across the street from David from Fuquay Varina NC I just wanted to say GOOD LUCK!!

    Jan 02, 2009

    this is for the 19 year old and 18 year old did you see LT and TOM they were like 355 pounds if they did it so can you <3

    Jan 02, 2009

    this is for mothers and daughters i know you guys can do it me and my mom go out for a run every weekend also we go to the gym in the evning!!!!!!!!

    Jan 02, 2009

    lets go lara and tara if a guy has not asked you for your number in 3 years you know you have to kick butt you can do it(:

    Jan 02, 2009

    i am 10 years old .jillian remeber LT and tom they use to go into a sub shop and eat huge meatball subs but now all they are eating is salads.good luck to your team to the best jillian <3

    Jan 02, 2009

    i am 10 years old .jillian remeber LT and tom they use to go into a sub shop and eat huge meatball subs but now all they are eating is salads.good luck to your team to the best jillian <3

    Dec 28, 2008

    C'mon Laura and Tara Im a model too. youguys can do this

    Dec 25, 2008

    Go Ron and Mike!!!!!!!!!!! Good for you, we are rooting for you here in Michigan!!!!!!!!!

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