250,000 prize, which will be awarded to the contestant with biggest loser book pdf highest percentage of weight lost. It premiered on January 6, 2013.
Alongside veteran trainer Bob Harper and returning trainer Dolvett Quince, Jillian Michaels returned for the first time since Season 11. The contestants have been split into 3 teams, the white team trained by Jillian, the blue team by Bob, and the Red team by Dolvett. This was the first time since season 11 that America decided who made it to the live finale. A total of fifteen contestants are competing in the season, divided into three teams: Red, Blue and White. Three teenagers are also participating, but are not subject to elimination.
This contestant quit the competition. This contestant fell below the Red Line, and was eliminated without any votes. This contestant lost a weigh-in and was eliminated without any votes, due to having the lower percentage of weight loss on a team with just two remaining contestants. Contestants are listed in reverse chronological order of elimination. Thousands of hopeful contestants gathered at a theater to find out which fifteen contestants will participate in the new season. These contestants will lose weight alongside all the contestants and support their team color throughout the entire season. Afterwards, the trainers Bob, Dolvett and returnee Jillian face the crowd and re-introduce themselves to the new outreach of the show.