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Casting calls for Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition Season 3 will be in Chicago Saturday, Feb. 11, and Milwaukee Saturday, Feb. 18.
The Chicago casting call will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at Dave and Busters, 1030 N. Clark St., Chicago. The Milwaukee casting call will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at Dave and Busters, 2201 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, Wis.
Casting call attendees should bring a non-returnable photo. Casting call applications will be provided.
Candidates are asked to either attend an open call in one of the casting call cities or send a home tape. Information about how to apply can be found on the official casting website at www.extrememakeovercasting.com.
In a unique, non-competitive show about weight loss, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition documents the amazing makeover of courageous, “super obese” people who, in an unprecedented 365 days, set out to safely lose half of their body weight, ultimately revealing an amazing metamorphosis.
The term “super obese” is used to define those who exceed their estimated ideal weight by approximately 225 percent and who are roughly 200 pounds or more overweight.
Trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell (“The 650-Pound Virgin”) guides each of the eight participants through their transformation process by moving into their homes with their families or loved ones. By assuring they have the proper nourishment and exercise movement, Powell will provide a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight.
In each of the one-hour episodes, the participants undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition will chronicle each participant’s journey in a stand-alone episode as they go about reclaiming his or her life.