biggest loser sophia franklin 320 Meet 'The Biggest Loser' Season 10 contestantsSeason 10 of “The Biggest Loser” will see 21 people shed blood, sweat and tears to lose weight fast. The theme of this season is “paying it forward,” though we aren’t sure exactly how that will be entwined with the usual diet and exercise.

The Season 10 contestants are:

Jesse Atkins: Law clerk, 28, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Montina Cooper: Professional singer/songwriter, 35, Houston, Texas.

Jessica Delfs: Professional bridal consultant, 27, Tucson, Arizona.

Richard DeRoque: Pediatric physical therapist, 54, Conway, Arkansas.

Alfredo Dinten: Futures commodity trader, 43, Staten Island, New York.

Sandy Dolan: Stay-at-home mom and student, 30, Ft. Worth, Texas.

Brendan Donovan: Special education teacher, 32, Boston, Massachusetts.

Tina Elliott: Retired homemaker, 58, Boring, Oregon.

Sophia Franklin: High school counselor, 28, Germantown, Maryland.

Patrick House: Sales representative, 28, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Adam Hurtado: Non-profit manager, 26, Santa Ana, California.

Allie Ishcomer: Student, 22, Moore, Oklahoma.

Burgandy Keel: Stay-at-home mom, 35, Eagle Mountain, Utah.

Shanna Masten: Math teacher, 38, Pima, Arizona.

Lisa Mosely: Sales representative, 31, Norman, Oklahoma.

Mark Pinhasovich: Bartender and recruiter, 31, East Brunswick, New Jersey.

Corey Pinkerton: Life coach, 27, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Elizabeth Ruiz: Medical assistant, 31, Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Aaron Thompkins: Graphic designer, 29, Kent, Ohio.

Ada Wong: Project coordinator for high teach company, 27, San Francisco, California.

Anna Wright: Administrative assistant and songwriter, 39, Atlanta, Georgia.

You can check out all the before shots in our contestant gallery. “The Biggest Loser” premieres Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."