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    'Biggest Loser' season 13 contestants

    Meet the 20 contestants who are vying not only for the $250,000 grand prize, but to change their lives for the better.

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    Allen Shuh
    Age: 42
    Starting weight: 403 lbs.
    Occupation: Pastor
    Hometown: Wayne, Mich.

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    Mark Corneilson
    Age: 43
    Starting weight: 291 lbs.
    Occupation: Youth pastor
    Hometown: Magnolia, Texas

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    Christine Pickler
    Age: 42
    Starting weight: 240 lbs.
    Occupation: Self-employed
    Hometown: Middlebury, Ind.

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    Conda Britt
    Age: 24
    Starting weight: 294 lbs.
    Occupation: Nutrition health services tech
    Hometown: Rockford, Mich.

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    Jeremy Britt
    Age: 22
    Starting weight: 389 lbs.
    Occupation: Baker
    Hometown: Rockford, Mich.

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    Kim Nielsen
    Age: 38
    Starting weight: 252 lbs.
    Occupation: Former professional wrestler
    Hometown: Roswell, Ga.

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    Megan Stone
    Age: 21
    Starting weight: 259 lbs.
    Occupation: Student
    Hometown: Dittmer, Mo.

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    Kim Stone
    Age: 48
    Starting weight: 219 lbs.
    Occupation: Registered nurse
    Hometown: Dittmer, Mo.

    Eliminated: March 20

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    Emily Joy
    Age: 29
    Starting weight: 264 lbs.
    Occupation: Teacher
    Hometown: Huntersville, N.C.

    Eliminated: March 13

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    Cassandra Sturos
    Age: 25
    Starting weight: 239 lbs.
    Occupation: In-home senior caregiver
    Hometown: Fowlerville, Mich.

    Eliminated: Mar. 6

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    Chism Corneilson
    Age: 19
    Starting weight: 361 lbs.
    Occupation: Student
    Hometown: Magnolia, Texas

    Eliminated: Feb. 28

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    Daphne Dortch
    Age: 37
    Starting weight: 271 lbs.
    Occupation: Paralegal
    Hometown: Evanston, Ill.

    Eliminated again: Feb. 21
    Eliminated: Jan. 3

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    Roy Pickler
    Age: 63
    Starting weight: 306 lbs.
    Occupation: Santa Claus
    Hometown: Middlebury, Ind.

    Eliminated: Feb. 14

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    Adrian Dortch
    Age: 32
    Starting weight: 370 lbs.
    Occupation: Music producer
    Hometown: Evanston, Ill.

    Eliminated again: Feb. 7
    Eliminated: Jan. 3

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    Nancy Rajala
    Age: 63
    Starting weight: 217 lbs.
    Occupation: Retired
    Hometown: Fowlerville, Mich.

    Eliminated: Jan. 31

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    Gail Lee
    Age: 57
    Starting weight: 322 lbs.
    Occupation: Realtor
    Hometown: Poolesville, Md.

    Eliminated: Jan. 24

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    Lauren Lee
    Age: 26
    Starting weight: 246 lbs.
    Occupation: Exercise physiologist
    Hometown: Poolesville, Md.

    Eliminated: Jan. 17

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    Joe Messina
    Age: 38
    Starting weight: 357 lbs.
    Occupation: Truck driver
    Hometown: Auburn, N.Y.

    Quit: Jan. 17

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    Mike Messina
    Age: 41
    Starting weight: 358 lbs.
    Occupation: Cook
    Hometown: Oakland, Calif.

    Eliminated: Jan. 10

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    Ben Shuh
    Age: 34
    Starting weight: 396 lbs.
    Occupation: Retail store manager
    Hometown: Howell, Mich.

    Eliminated: Jan. 3

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