‘The Biggest Loser’: Who Will Win Season 13?
A new crop of contestants is ready to drop the pounds on Season 13 of "The Biggest Loser" (Chris Haston/NBC)
Stats: 32-year-old music producer from Evanston, IL
Starting Weight: 370
First Impression: We barely got to know him, as he didn't even make it on campus officially. But we did learn that he can't run a 40-yard dash.
Odds of Winning: 1,001 to 1. His odds of getting back on the ranch depend on if he and his sister lose 50 pounds of weight on their own. And then they have to get back in the mix with everyone else. Seems insanely unlikely.
'Buddy' (aka Allen)
Stats: 42-year-old pastor from Wayne, MI
Starting Weight: 403
First Impression: It's probably a great thing for him that he didn't have to rely on Ben as a teammate, since Ben essentially threw in the towel after a week. Buddy, who had a daughter with spina bifida who lived only six months, started eating out of depression after her death. He's doing this for his remaining kids, which is a good thing because Dr. H told him he was on the verge of a heart attack.
Odds of Winning: 6 to 1. He's the biggest guy on campus this season, lost 22 pounds his first week out, and generally seems driven. Too bad that the weight he got from cutting ties with Ben can't be put toward his total.
Stats: 25-year-old in-home senior caregiver from Fowlerville, MI
Starting Weight: 239
First Impression: She's young and spunky and seems to have a great sense of humor. Plus, she came on this show with her grandma. We liked that when tasked with the 40-yard dash, she willingly took it on because she optimistically thought she might be a runner and not know it. Given that she came in second, she might be onto something.
Odds of Winning: 7 to 1. She's filled with the right energy and attitude and doesn't seem to be a complainer. Bob likes her attitude, and so do we. Even at her relatively small weight, she's got a good chance of winning.
'Chism' (aka Isaac)
Stats: 19-year-old student from Magnolia, TX
Starting Weight: 361
First Impression: We're confused why a kid named Isaac would willingly be called Chism, but whatever. He seems a bit needy and whiny because of his very young age.
Odds of Winning: 40 to 1. He seems like he'll be off the ranch fairly quickly.
Stats: 42-year-old from Middlebury, IN
Starting Weight: 240
First Impression: Mrs. Claus has some good taste, as she sent her husband to Dolvett for training so that Roy could get Dolvett's rock-hard abs. Smart lady.
Odds of Winning: 30 to 1. She doesn't seem to have the drive to win this thing, but we certainly can't say we'd be upset if Mrs. Claus won.
Stats: 24-year-old nutrition health service tech from Rockford, MI
Starting Weight: 294
First Impression: She's a struggling single mom on the ranch with her brother. At least she's got Dolvett to work with.
Odds of Winning: 45 to 1. She's not only got to lose weight, but she's also spoken out early about who on her team she doesn't get along with (that would be Mike), and that could get her sent packing early.