"This is all about being real and being courageous enough to allow yourself to be vulnerable, open and honest, and really discover yourself," says Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition host and personal trainer, Chris Powell.
ABC's Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition is looking for its next candidates for Season 3. On the show, participants undergo a transformation, not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. Chris Powell guides each of the participants through the weight loss process by moving into their homes. No joke. That is how he ensures proper nutrition, specific workout regimes, and a fresh perspective on weight loss.
"It's important that I'm there with these people 24 hours a day so I can coach them through the different triggers as they encounter them," says Powell. "It's not just about diet and exercise," says Powell as he points to his head, "it's really about understanding up here first."
The show documents the amazing makeover of courageous individuals who set out to lose half of their bodyweight over 365 days. To qualify, you could be classified as "super obese" (approximately 200 lbs. overweight), but that isn't a requirement.
"Most of the people you've seen me work with are approximately 200 lbs overweight," says Powell. "But if you really want to change the quality of your life, you qualify. Anyone who wants a change for the better, qualifies."
If you'd like to audition for Extreme Makeover: Weightloss Edition, there will be two casting calls in February.
Casting Call: Detroit
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Gardner White Furniture
39453 Ford Road
Canton, MI 48187
Casting Call: Chicago
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Dave & Buster's
1030 N. Clark Street at Oak
Chicago, IL 60610
Participants must be a lawful U.S. resident and more than 18 years of age. When auditioning, please bring a non-returnable recent photograph of any size. You can also preregister online HERE.
Powell says the most important part of auditioning is to simply, be yourself.
"For anybody out there who's ready to make that change, first and foremost, you've got to believe in yourself," says Powell. "Take a look at what they did. Keep in mind, if they can do it, you can do it, too."