How to use Contestant in a sentence
Each contestant must meet minimum sanitation guidelines.
She was the first contestant on the celebrity dance competition with a disability.
She was also a contestant on the reality challenge show Fear Factor.
The contests are gaining in popularity because of the wonderful prizes offered to contestant winners.
Jessica Sierra - Jessica, a contestant in the fourth installment of American Idol has joined the cast.Advertisement
He did manage several strong breaks through the middle, waltzing round his markers like the next rugby contestant in Strictly Come Dancing.
To divide up the rooms, each contestant was told to open a paint can.
Host Clive Pearse reveled that each contestant would be working individually for this challenge, for the first time in the competition.
Each contestant was randomly assigned a color which then would become their theme for decorating a studio apartment.
While many beautiful women of The Apprentice have been offered the opportunity to appear in Playboy magazine, Lefebvre will be the first contestant of the popular reality series to pose nude.Advertisement
Jennifer "Toastee" Toof, the former VH-1 Flavor of Love 2 contestant who was eliminated because her lascivious background was exposed, is the latest celebreality star whose sex tape has hit the airwaves.
Celebrity Fit Club 5 contestant Dustin Diamond released a sex video in 2006 in an attempt to restart his stagnant acting career.
After season two of American Idol, it was claimed that Abdul and contestant Corey Clark had an affair and that she coached him on his success during the show.
The show is about the contestant who can most accurately predict how Americans respond to polled questions.
At the Fox Reality Channel's Reality Awards on October 2, 2007, Danny Bonaduce injured Survivor contestant Jonny Fairplay during an award presentation.Advertisement
The reality contestant has filed charges against the former child star.
Mary Delgado was a contestant on The Bachelor 6, and went on to win the heart of bachelor Byron Velvick (pictured above on right) in the finale.
Tila Tequila has denied the rumors that she is straight and even claims that the contestant she has chosen is a perfect match.
He apparently was a Celebrity Fit Club 3 contestant until his sudden departure after week three, in order to enter a drug rehab facility.
Melanie Brown, Scary Spice of the Spice Girls and recent Dancing with the Stars contestant, recently won a custody battles with her ex-husband regarding their nine-year-old daughter.Advertisement
Feldman and Susie married while he was a contestant on VH1's The Surreal Life.
If his name doesn't quite ring a bell, he was the youngest contestant on the Emmy Award winning show hosted by Heidi Klum, now in its sixth season.
The difference here is that these challenges are designed to test the contestant's musical abilities and gauge how they can adapt to the "country lifestyle."
Every week fans cheer on their favorite pair of costumed dancers as the contestant list whittles down.
Newly minted American Idol winner David Cook is reportedly dating former Idol contestant Kimberly Caldwell.Advertisement
Only one contestant could win America's vote, though, and David was announced as the winner.
Use online Jeopardy to hone your trivia skills and then go and apply to be a contestant!
The team selects the contestant with the strongest connection to the paranormal experience to enter this area.
That contestant acts as a conduit, trying to get the spirit to enter their body.
There are three consultants who work with each contestant medically, physically and psychologically to help them lose weight.
With less than a month before the season premiere, Dancing with the Stars contestant Vincent Pastore has called it quits.
Survivor contestant Jenna Lewis and her new husband may or may not have wanted their sex tape to be leaked.
Fresh from her firing on The Apprentice, contestant Kristine Lefebvre is taking on Playboy.
Apparently, the father-daughter duo had a heated exchange with former America's Next Top Model contestant Bianca Golden and her mother over seating.
That "something else" she speaks of may have something to do with her new girlfriend, another reality show contestant, Courtenay Semel.
Former The Bachelor and The Bacherlorette contestant Jenn Schefft has announced her engagement.
What's even more difficult to believe is that no other contestant thought of this simple, but effective strategy.
This season is the first in which contestants under 21 are permitted to apply to be a contestant on the show.
Previously, there were allegations that judge Paula Abdul was sleeping with a contestant, and one obsessed fan killed herself in front of Abdul's home.
In season six, racy photos of contestant Antonella Barba began turning up online.
Eggert was also on the show Charles in Charge along with former Fit Club contestant Willie Aames.
Charges were brought against the other half of Big and Rich by Jared Ashley, an aspiring country music star himself and former contestant on Nashville Star.
Levi Johnston, whose claim to fame is that he fathered Bristol Palin's baby, wants to be a contestant on the reality TV show Dancing With the Stars.
She had finished high school by that time and appeared as a contestant on the celebrity-based game show Search Party, and hosted MTV's Say What?
Elisabeth Hasselbeck – After originally gaining fame as a contestant on Survivor, Hasselbeck became a co-host of The View and doesn't hesitate to share her conservative views.
Christy Smith is famous for being the first deaf contestant on the reality TV show Survivor.
When judging American Idol, Paula Abdul had the idea to give each contestant an inspirational piece of jewelry.
She was a contestant on the widely watched American Idol show in 2003.
You can even get She Bangs by William Hung (American Idol contestant).
The former American Idol contestant had been in legal trouble and seemed to have negative tabloid stories swirling around her in late 2007.
Jennifer Hudson is a former American Idol contestant who has made a huge impact on the entertainment industry.
An article released by NY Daily News reports that the singer and former American Idol contestant is pregnant, referring back to the same Essence Magazine mention.
This style also features side ties, but this time the beauty contestant is looking away from the camera, off into the distance.
In December of 2009, Krupa joined forces with PETA to appear as a nearly-nude model, and she also made news as a contestant in Dancing with the Stars.
Each contestant that is posted on the website receives a $30.00 voucher towards one of Look's bikinis; the only catch is that you must already be wearing a Look bikini.
The actress and Dancing with the Stars contestant has been snapped in bikinis while on holiday any number of times.
Beauty pageant contestant - Wear an old formal gown and create a sash from a length of white fabric or paper.
Any man who contacts you based on this acronym should know that, and if he doesn't, it may be time to move on to the next contestant!
Most recently, a Dancing with the Stars contestant carried one of my bags at the show's finale party.
The new soap gig proved to be a rumor; however, Budig did make the move from New York to Los Angeles with her husband, former The Bachelor contestant Bob Guiney.
You do not have to be a contestant to benefit from The Biggest Loser approach.
Brittany Brower - Former contestant on America's Next Top Model and once voted "The Hottest Girls of Reality T.V." by Maxim magazine.
Corey Clark, a contestant on season 2 of American Idol, claimed on a 2005 episode of Primetime Live that he had had an affair with Abdul while he was a contestant on the show.
The last place in the top ten went to a wild card contestant, nominated by the judges and picked by public vote.
Third place contestant Kimberly Locke scored a few hit singles from her debut album, One Love, and saw her Christmas album reach to the top of the charts.
Former Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson may have lost the Idol competition to Fantasia, but she beat her out for a role starring alongside Beyonce and Jamie Foxx in the screen version of Dreamgirls.
Abdul's Idol future appeared to be threatened briefly, when expelled contestant Corey Clark from season 2 resurfaced and claimed to have had an affair with Abdul.
Former Idol runner-up, Clay Aiken, performed a duet with an Idol contestant hopeful, who didn't make it past the auditions, but was remembered for channeling Aiken during his try-out.
The surprise final guest performer was Prince, who performed without an Idol contestant.
DialIdol can measure the busy signals of each contestant, predicting with 83% the accuracy the results.
This American Idol contestant walked away not only with the top prize on the show but also with a massive fan base who eagerly await his next moves.
She was the only Idol contestant they ever picked up for a deal.
The structure of The X Factor is such that each contestant is paired with a mentor/judge.
The mentor helps them develop their performances each week, and then each contestant is judged on that performance by the other mentor/judges.
When a popular Idol contestant makes a big splash and fans react by rushing to download his or her tunes, these folks get a nice little boost when they see how people are responding to them.
This former American Idol contestant has established herself as a consummate performer in both music and film.
From the moment of her audition, Hudson was a standout contestant and a favorite of the judges in what some believe to be the most competitive season of Idol.
It has even been said that this was one of the most experimental song selections any contestant has ever made.
During the show's 2010 semi-finals, the contestant Tim Urban sang "Hallelujah".
Another Idol contestant who has sang Hallelujah on the show is Jason Castro in season seven.
She was a contestant on the All-Stars edition, and has posed for Playboy, appeared on Fear Factor and hosted a number of events and shows, including Survivor Live.
Each episode ends with the losing contestant cleaning up his or her working space and lamenting about the loss.
The model who is paired with the contestant who wins also receives a prize.
Every contestant also receives a stipend, dependant on how long he or she remains in the game.
Millionaire Rick Rockwell chose contestant Darva Conger and married her at the end of the show's finale.
People love to hate her - in fact, in 2005, she was voted Most Reviled Reality Show Contestant by TV Guide readers.
For Love or Money - The final winning contestant can either take home a million bucks or continue dating the bachelor.
Sometimes the vote is a tie, in which case the contestant who lost the least amount of weight is the one who automatically has to leave.
The winning contestant on The Biggest Loser wins $250,000, but the contestants who are kicked off the show early can still compete at home.
Season one contestant Erik has lost a total of over 200lbs since appearing on the show.
It isn't until the final contestant is chosen that the assistant is hired.
One contestant is eliminated every episode, although occasionally there will be no eliminations and once in a while more than one contestant is asked to leave.
Although she was known by fans as sometimes appearing anxious and stressed out during the episodes she still managed to deliver innovative and stunning clothes during her time as a contestant.
Before their culinary debuts of what is probably one of the most important nights in either contestant's career, they have to present their food to Chef Ramay for his inspection and critique.
While The Biggest Loser is the contestant who loses the most weight, every contestant is considered a winner because they commit themselves to a healthier lifestyle.
Matt went on to marry fellow contestant Suzy (who lost 95 pounds during the competition).
An interesting fact about this contestant is that she made it to the semifinals of the show in the previous season, but came back to audition again and made it into the finals.
He is the fourth most successful Idol contestant ever in terms of record sales.
The contestant who makes it all the way through the 16-week job interview has a chance of being hired to work within the Trump Organization.
The contestant compete in various competitions and, if they're lucky, might just do well enough to be named Paris' pet for a week.
This process is repeated until a final contestant remains.
Both established and brand new reality shows advertise their contestant searches through casting calls.
This show follows hairstylist Tabatha Coffey, a former Shear Genius contestant, as she travels to struggling salons in New York and Los Angeles, taking them over and turning them around.
The contestants are put through various challenges after receiving lessons from experts, and at the end of each episode one contestant is eliminated, or "expelled."
The last contestant left is deemed the graduate of Charm School and receives a cash prize.
If a contestant isn't motivated enough to continue a program, then they will probably gain the weight back.
Each episode of Fear Factor contained three rounds of stunts, and during each a round a contestant (or a few contestants, depending on the format), were eliminated from the game.
The winning contestant in this round was the winner of the $50,000 prize.
Many of the reasons that a contestant was eliminated was Tila just did not feel an emotional connection.
Vanessa's attack on Brandi was much talked about.That's Amore is a competitive dating show with former contestant Domenico, who was eliminated in Episode 4 of season one.
Each season another contestant is named the winner and receives several significant prizes as well as bragging rights in the culinary world.
However, after a contestant is eliminated, they are told the real concept of the program.
Following this revelation, they are shown a montage of video clips that highlights the eliminated contestant's actions that led to his or her elimination.
Kandice Hutchinson, a 22 year old contestant from Texas, was eliminated in the second episode of the show.
Joe Willand was a contestant during the first season of The Pick Up Artist.
The contestant's goal was to shoot a smaller dart from a smaller air gun at the bullseye located underneath podium the American Gladiator stood on.
The second part then had the contestant going to a wrestling ring to try to get any part of the Gladiator's body out of bounds in 10 seconds.
When a contestant is eliminated, his girlfriend must then decide whether she is going to stay with him or if she will go home alone.
The Death Box can only be used if it is found and hidden, and not discovered by any other contestant.
Also, if a contestant accuses someone of having the Death Box and they do indeed have it, that person could be "executed."
Most often there is one-on-one time between the bachelor and the contestant's mom and dad, and one-on-one time with the bachelor's mom and dad and the potential winner.
She bonded with fellow contestant Krista over their blonde hair and breast implants, and they declared themselves best friends before the first hour of the show was over.
She is also known for getting into an altercation with a fellow contestant Erin Shattuck after Erin called referred to Brandi's "meth scratched face."
Fellow contestant Destiny told Brandi to leave Heather alone, and Brandi spit in Destiny's face.
Season one's premise was simple; the contestant who showed the most improvement in developing proper etiquette was crowned "Charm School Queen" and awarded $50,000.
If they do not, the contestant gets to finish.
Sabato, Jr.'s mother dislikes Tully and formed an alliance with another contestant, Christi Shake, to try and dig up unflattering information about Tully.
The show homepage on the VH1 site featuring a biography for a contestant named Lynette, and she can be seen two times during the opening credits of the show.
The weather and overall conditions on the island were responsible for the medical evacuation of at least one contestant on the show.
In another first for Survivor, contestant Ben Browning was thrown out of an immunity challenge, leaving his tribe at a disadvantage.
Fortunately, it's simple to apply to be a contestant.
Here's how to become a contestant on The Biggest Loser by sending in an application and video.
Viewers get to see the trials and tribulations faced by each contestant as they prep for their pageant under the direction of Frakes and his team.
However, one contestant is very familiar to the viewers.
On the popular reality TV show Survivor, Jonny Fairplay stood out in the beginning as a sneaky contestant who was willing to step on toes in order to get ahead.
He speaks what is on his mind and has made more than one female contestant burst into tears as a result of the things he says.
Spencer and Heidi were baptized by another contestant on the show, Stephen Baldwin.
Nikki McKibbon is a former American Idol contestant and singer.
On the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars, Kim Kardashian participated as a contestant.
Melissa Rycroft is a former contestant on The Bachelor, during the thirteenth season of the show.
The clothing was judged on how well it met the theme or guidelines for the challenge and how well it fit with the overall aesthetic and identity of the clothing line the contestant hoped to launch.
During the show, Lyon had a romance with fellow contestant Gregg Carey.
Reality TV fans will certainly remember Survivor contestant Christy Smith from the season in the Amazon.
Not only was she a tough competitor who almost made it to the end, but she also caught America's attention as the first deaf contestant.
She wasn't quite as lucky in that competition and was the first contestant voted off the show.
Mariano may be better known for her relationship with Rob "Boston Rob" Mariano, a fellow Survivor contestant.
Diaz-Twine seemed like an unlikely Survivor contestant, but this Fayetteville, NC, bank teller has won the game not once but twice - the only contestant ever to do so.
One contestant, John Livingstone, left the show during the first episode.
He was the 71-year-old contestant, and his departure meant that the oldest man in the house was 55.
Colby, on the other hand, was lauded in the final vote for playing better and harder than any other contestant.
If you can't get enough of the show - or if you think you have what it takes to play the game - check out the Survivor website for all the latest news and contestant application information.
He had certainly employed more strategy and cunning than any other Survivor contestant, with the possible exception of Richard Hatch.
From contestant gaffes to production mistakes, almost every show has been affected at one time or another.
Contestant Frenchie Davis, who made it to the semi-finals, was disqualified when it was revealed that she has posed topless for photos years before.
One of the show's most embarrassing moments occurred when contestant Dane Patterson, who lost 100 pounds on the show, was shown finishing a 26-mile marathon.
Season two contestant Justin Sebik put a knife to the throat of fellow contestant Krista Stegal.
The contestant with the most votes is sent home.
Imagine a reality show in which a female contestant has to deal with a group of men to determine which one is her biological father.
Each contestant makes a list of the procedures she wants to have done at the start of the series.
One contestant, Deleese Williams, was promised a makeover on the show.
The last contestant standing wins his or her own show, and the title of The Next Food Network Star.
To learn more about the show and its winners, see video clips, and learn how to apply to be a contestant, visit the official Next Food Network Star website.
A former Rock of Love contestant told the media that she personally pulled on Bret's hair and that it certainly not a wig, although she did make the claim that he does wear extensions.
For example, the past contestant with the most consecutive challenge wins in their season is Kevin from season six.
She is also the first contestant on the show to win both the show and the title of Fan Favorite for her season.
One contestant is famously quoted as referring to herself as having a "butt-face" despite the fact that by most standards, she would not be considered unattractive.
One notable contestant is Alexandra White, who appeared on The Biggest Loser and now wants to further change the way she looks.
Reality TV show search formats strive to find the best from their contestant pools.
In many cases, several rounds of finalists are weeded out from the larger contestant pool.
If you have a special talent that you think would make you a great reality contestant, why not apply to be on one of these shows?
At the start of season eight, Sorrells was the show's heaviest contestant ever.
The process was incredibly painful for Sorrells, but despite being the heaviest contestant, she was not the last one across the finish line.
Any reality show that features difficult physical challenges will need to take great pains to ensure contestant safety.
According to an article in USA Today, every contestant was thoroughly checked before appearing on the show.
The last contestant standing wins a $100,000 cash prize and a complete make-up kit to help the artist launch his or her career.
In the past, contestant hopefuls were allowed to camp outside the venue to jump the lines, but that practice is no longer allowed.
However, this week's eviction has a twist and will not see the chosen contestant leave the show.
In an effort to gain some male support she even had a brief snog with fellow girl contestant Tania.
Then they have to guess the profession of the winning contestant.
She is just a reality TV contestant playing the game.
Oh God, I sound like a beauty contestant, don't I?
Not only is it nearly time for the second eviction, but a replacement contestant is shortly to join David and Fiona.
The contestant evicted from the main house will also enter the secret den.
For a small donation the general public can throw wet sponges at the contestant of their choice.
Ignore the fact you 've put on weight and discover how a Big Brother contestant reveals how she lost three stone in a fortnight.
You can purchase official Jeopardy merchandise, download a mobile game for your phone and apply to be a contestant.
Lance Bass, 27, and The Amazing Race contestant Reichen Lehmkuhl, 32, met when Lehmkuhl was Bass's real estate agent.
In 2006, he was a contestant on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club 4, where he lost 29 pounds in 100 days.
Finalist Rory Schepisi, a Texas restaurant owner, will now face off against third-place contestant Amy Finely, a freelance writer and caterer from California.
Maureen McCormick - Best known for her role on The Brady Bunch as Marcia, Maureen McCormick is no stranger to reality television, having appeared as a contestant on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club in season five.
In an interview with American Songwriter Magazine, John Rich said that he carefully matched each contestant personally with their Nashville songwriting team, stating "It's like the Chuch Woolery of songwriting hookups."
Immediately after the finale of Dancing With the Stars, which was won by former teenage heartthrob Donny Osmond, Johnston said that if the show called him up right now and asked him to be a contestant, his answer would be yes.
Through brutal challenges, harsh living conditions, and extreme tactics, the goal was to outwit, outplay, and outlast every other contestant on the island, a feat that Richard Hatch accomplished to become the first Survivor winner.
Archuleta also performed on many local shows in Utah as well as on the long since canceled Jenny Jones show, singing And I am Telling You from the movie that brought former Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson her first Oscar, Dreamgirls.
The song is also an American Idol contestant favorite.
Every episode has a different challenge for the elimination round, and while sometimes there will be a contestant entering this round with immunity there are other times when every chef is up for elimination.
During that show, New York was also involved in one of reality TV's most infamous incidents when fellow contestant Pumkin spit in her face when New York mocked her as she was being kicked out of the house.
If you want to apply to appear on this show as a contestant, keep in mind that the majority of the contestants began as cast members on either The Real World or Road Rules, so your best bet might be to first apply for one of these shows.
Each week, at least one contestant goes home.
The winning contestant receives a $100,000 prize in the form of a trust, but all contestants leave the show with top level education in the intricacies of manners and social graces.
The "immune" contestant then begins the voting process, which determines who will face off in the dueling circle.
Each contestant is in charge of his or her own destiny.
Season 5, Project DNA - DNA stood for "Do Not Assume," but was also reflected in the contestant pool when a set of identical twins, Natalie and Adria, competed as one player, swapping out for one another during the game.
She has also been seen on the dating show Blind Date as a contestant and had a small part in the popular soap opera East Enders.
Contestant Bebe Zahara Bennet was ultimately crowned America's Next Drag Queen.
If you've always wanted to be a contestant on reality shows, open calls are one way to get involved with the application and casting process.
For potential contestant Susan Boyle, Britain's Got Talent was a chance to shine in front of a national audience.
The hosts this time around are Damian Fahey, host of MTV's Total Request Live, and Myleene Klass, a British entertainer who was a contestant on the U.K. version of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
He had been asked to be a contestant, but was barred from leaving the country due to his ongoing legal struggles on federal corruption charges.
The first step in becoming a contestant on a reality television program is knowing what kind of show you want to be on.
Not all shows are made for everyone, therefore, it is best to determine early on what your strengths -- and weaknesses -- are as a contestant.
He hosts not one, but two talent-related competitions, and has also tried his hand -- and won -- as a contestant.
Just to show that he can take it as good as he can give it, Piers Morgan stepped up to the plate in 2008 as a contestant on the first season of Donald Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice.
As one of 14 candidates, Morgan raised more for his charity, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, than any other contestant.
As a member of the all-male team Hydra, his record as project manager -- two wins and one loss -- surpassed any other contestant's.
If you're applying to be a contestant on the show, be patient.
The first step in becoming a contestant is knowing which kind of show you want to be on.
Not all shows are made for everyone, so it's best to determine your strengths and weaknesses as a contestant early on.
Right before the finale between Rory Schepisi and Joshua Adam "Jag" Garcia, it was discovered that the latter contestant had lied on his application.
You may also attend a casting call in one of the scheduled cities to be considered as a contestant on the show.
On August 19, 2009, news broke that a contestant on Megan Wants a Millionaire, Ryan Jenkins, was wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of his wife, lingerie model Jasmine Fior.
Each season begins with a contestant search and auditions, from which twenty semi-finalists are chosen.
If all three judges buzz the contestant, the performance stops right away.
Two of three judges must approve a contestant to move on, except during season three at the Manchester auditions when all three judges had to give the thumbs up for a contestant to go through.
At this point though, each contestant is playing individually.
Finally, when only the last two contestants remain, the restaurant is divided into two sections, and each contestant takes one section.
The contestant is then responsible for menu choices and décor on his or her half of the establishment.
From the balcony there is a view of the front door, where the contestant can see his or her potential date if he or she leaves the house.
This show is part reality and part hidden camera show; the trick is that the contestant isn't in on the joke.
Whether the show pits each contestant against one another, or couples come to the ranch as their own two-person team, at some point during game play, it's almost inevitable that friendships and alliances form.