Monday, January 30, 2006

Biggest Loser Becomes Big Disappointment

Dina Garcia becomes upset when "The Biggest Loser" audition is nixed

NBC's hit-television show "The Biggest Loser" has created such a demand for weight loss contestants that one audition on the West Coast had to cancel due to safety concerns for those who showed up.

This NBC San Diego report about the tryouts that were to take place for Season Three of "The Biggest Loser" reveals that it quickly turned ugly when the Mission Valley, CA-based Dave and Buster's restaurant couldn't handle the 1,000+ people who showed up.

The unexpectedly large crowd grew restless waiting for the doors to be opened, but the restaurant owner abruptly cancelled the event in conjuction with the production company holding the auditions because of a lack of control over several disruptive applicants in the crowd as well as a lack of outdoor restrooms.

But that didn't sit well with many of the people who showed up, including Dina Garcia who said she drove 1,200 miles to be at this audition.

She claims she "took time off to come down here, and [the audition was] canceled for no reason, no good explanation, no nothing."

Garcia added: "Where's our chance to be skinny?"

Oh please! I hate to break it to you, lady, but there ain't no television show on the air today that is going to replace the basics for getting your weight under control: eat the right kinds of foods, exercise regularly, and take care of your body. There's nothing special about what the contestants on "The Biggest Loser" do to lose weight. They just work their butts off...LITERALLY!

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That's one of the reasons why I think the show may be creating some unreasonable expectations for weight loss. People think this show is their ONLY hope to lose weight and that's just silly. Put in the effort and execute the plan you choose to see the results you want. It can happen for YOU!

Of course, the thrill of being on national television is alluring enough, but don't needlessly give up on weight loss and your "chance to be skinny" just because you might not be on the show. Does this lady even realize how ridiculous she sounds?

Representatives from Dave and Buster's released this statement about why they canceled the audition:

"Providing a safe environment for our guests and team members is always Dave and Buster's first priority. Unfortunately, the situation this morning was not safe despite out very best efforts to make it so. We regret that the event had to be canceled."

The last thing you want in a situation like this is a riot with a thousand hungry contestants trying to get on a weight loss show for a chance to win a whole lotta cash. LOL! Just kidding. But I guess this is a nice problem to have for NBC and "The Biggest Loser" because it shows the interest in the show is not diminishing at all.

A special hotline has been set up the those who showed up to the casting call in San Diego. For more information about the rescheduled dates, please call (310) 727-3307. Another casting call is expected to take place in Los Angeles, CA on February 11.

You can also apply to be on Season Three of "The Biggest Loser" by clicking here.

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Blogger Spider63 said...

Well it is little wonder that obese people are showing up by the thousands. The BL show is their only chance to ever be on TV, and the BL show puts about $30,000 in equiptment and appliances into the homes of the contestants, plus free trips, vacations, contest prizes, personal trainers, etc. It is a great deal for the chosen few.

1/31/2006 7:12 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

It is a GREAT deal for the people who get on the show, but hopefully above everything else they do it for their HEALTH. Otherwise, it's just a game to win prizes and they gain all the weight back afterwards.

2/04/2006 11:07 AM  

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