ATLANTA (WRCB) -- The NBC hit show the Biggest Loser will be launching a multi-city contestant search.

Individuals who have at least 80 pounds to lose are encouraged to apply. Casting producers are looking for charismatic individuals who have the desire to change their lives forever and vie for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States.

The closest casting will be in Atlanta on May 11 at The Georgian Terrace Hotel from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

People will not be allowed to line up prior to three hours before the start of the open call. Candidates should bring a non returnable photo of themselves.

For information on how to apply, visit and