COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A couple from Columbia will try to shed some pounds in front of a national audience next year when they appear on NBC's weight-loss reality show The Biggest Loser.
Student services program coordinator Larialmy Allen, 26, and her husband, 27-year-old patient services representative Jaquin Allen, will both be featured on the show, which premieres on January 4 on NBC.
The Allens were chosen among around 1,000 people who waited outside the Colonial Life Arena this summer, when producers came to Columbia to look for applicants for its 11th season.
Jaquin is a Chicago native who went to Benedict College. He told dieting blog Diets In Review his weight problems started at the age of 16, when an injury stopped him from playing football.
[Watch an interview with the Allens (dietsinreview.com)]
Now the Allens will have a chance to win $250,000 as they compete against ten other two-person teams to transform their bodies, their health and their lives.
The Allens are the only couple on the show this year. The cast mostly consists of parent-child teams, as well as two teams of siblings and a team of friends.