NBC's The Biggest Loser is a realty show that has turned losing weight into a full on competition. This past season featured couples, husband and wives along with parent child teams. One of the mother daugher teams, Shellay & Amy Cremen, are from Royal Oak. Even though they didn't make it to the end and win the $250,000 grand prize, the "Purple Team" came out winners by losing a combined 178 pounds!

The next season aires Janurary 7, 2009 and 3 of the 11 teams hail from Southeast Michigan:

- Carla Triplett, a 36-year-old assistant bank manager, and her best friend Joelle Gwynn, a 41-year-old non-profit founder, who are from Southfield, MI.

-Ron Morelli, a 54-yeaar-old city councilman and retired food distributor, and his son Mike Morelli, an 18-year-old student, who are from South Lyon, MI.

- Helen Phillips, 47-year-old retired retail manager from Sterling Heights, MI, and her daughter Shanon Thomas, a 29-year-old massage therapist from Centerline, MI.


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