Even the rain can't dampen the spirits of wannabe contestants in "The Biggest Loser."
Hundreds turned out amid blustery winds and cold rain for a chance to appear on NBC's weight loss reality series. They huddled under umbrellas in lines that snaked around 6th Avenue and up through Rockefeller Plaza – all for an opportunity to change their lives.
Locals interested in applying for the fat-burning show can come to the NBC Experience Store in 30 Rockefeller Plaza today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The first 500 people on line will be judged both individually and in teams of two for their competitive drive and charisma -- to determine whether they will have the chance compete vie for the $250,000 grand prize.
Applicants must be 18 years or older, have at least 100 pounds to lose, and be legal residents of the United States.
If you can't make today's casting call, you can apply online and submit a videotape at www.thebiggestlosercasting.com.
There will be other opportunities to audition in person, but you may have to buy a plane ticket.
"The Biggest Loser" is huffing it cross-country on a 15-city tour to hunt down contestants for the show's tenth season set to air this fall. Other tour stops include: Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and Detroit, among other cities.