Alison Sweeney, Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels, The Biggest Loser

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Talk about gluttons for punishment!

Sixteen former contestants on NBC's The Biggest Loser are coming back for more heinous workouts at the hands of two of TV's toughest reality-show peeps: trainers Jillian Harris and Bob Harper.

Here's who will be competing for the $250,000 grand prize when the "second chances"-themed season eight debuts Sept. 15...

Season eight contenders:

Sean Algaier (youth pastor), 29, Tulsa, Okla.
Amanda Arlauska (patient care technician), 19, Butler, N.J.
Danny Cahill (land surveyor/musician), 39, Broken Arrow, Okla.
Mozziz "Mo" Dewalt (youth mentor), 56, Louisville, Ky.
Antoine Dove (health insurance agent), 23, Dudley, N.C.
Julio Gomez (mortgage loan officer), 40, Algonquin, Ill.
Dina Mercado (custodian), 28, Commerce, Calif.
Rebecca Mayer (student/nanny), 25, Des Moines, Iowa
Rudy Pauls (engineer), 31, Brooklyn, Conn.
Abby Rike (teacher), 35, Mabank, Texas
Allen Smith (firefighter/EMT), 44, Columbus, Ind.
Shauntina "Shay" Sorrells (social sorker), 30, Newport Beach, Calif.
Alexandra White (student), 20, Harrisburg, Pa.
Daniel Wright (student), 20, Willow Spring, N.C.
Liz Young (salesperson), 49, Lewisburg, Tenn.
Tracey Yukich (homemaker), 37, Allen, Texas

Who are you looking forward to seeing back on the show? Pick your favorites in the comments below.


Meanwhile, for another reality-TV fix, check our Jon & Kate Plus 8 photo gallery here.

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