‘Biggest Loser’ casting call scheduled in Revere April 12

This Feb. 4 photo released by NBC shows, from left, Rachel Frederickson, David Brown, Bobby Saleem, and host Alison Sweeney on the finale of "The Biggest Loser."  Fredrickson lost nearly 60 percent of her body weight to win the latest season of the show and pocket $250,000. A day after her grand unveiling, she faced a firestorm of criticism from people who said she went too far.
This Feb. 4 photo released by NBC shows, from left, Rachel Frederickson, David Brown, Bobby Saleem, and host Alison Sweeney on the finale of "The Biggest Loser." Fredrickson lost nearly 60 percent of her body weight to win the latest season of the show and pocket $250,000. A day after her grand unveiling, she faced a firestorm of criticism from people who said she went too far.
AP Photo/NBC, Trae Patton

NBC’s hit weight-loss competition show, “The Biggest Loser,” is coming to the Boston area.

The show is holding a casting call at Planet Fitness in Revere on April 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Families, individuals, and former athletes, especially candidates with at least 100 pounds to lose, are encouraged to apply.

The winner(s) of the show’s upcoming 16th season will take home $250,000.

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The show came under scrutiny after 15th season winner Rachel Frederickson dropped 155 pounds and debuted a radically different look at the finale.

For more information on the casting call, visit the Biggest Loser Casting Facebook