Megastar Sharon Cuneta, host of the show, on Sunday announced the 12 contestants who are now part of the local version of the hit American reality show "The Biggest Loser".
Ryan Razon, 31, Pampanga
Edden Cruz, 35, Cebu
Enrique Rafael "Raffy" Tan, 22, Negros Occidental
Allan Choachuy, 40, Cebu
Charlene Hazel Chua, Bicol
Art Mendoza, 35, Makati
Angela Lupangco, 26, Rizal
Winwin Cabinta, 18, Bukidnon
Eric Limatog, 22, Cebu
Jose "JM" Oloris, 32, Manila
Joy Siy, 25, Pasig City
Francisco "Eboy" Bautista, 33, Parañaque
"The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition" is Cuneta's first reality show.
The hit show has versions in the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, and Asia.
It features plus-size contestants who undergo rigorous training and strict diet, testing their physical limits and willpower to achieve the ultimate goal---to lose weight.
In the Pinoy Edition, the 12 contestants will be staying for 4 months at "The Biggest Loser" camp which is said to have world-class fitness facilities.
The contestant who loses the highest percentage of weight by the end of the series will take home P1 million cash and a prize package which includes a condo unit.
Last December, Filipino Internet cafe owner Genghis Khan Enrique won 3rd place in the finale of season 2 of "The Biggest Loser Asia" after posting a total weight loss of 57 kilograms.