How to use Contestants in a sentence
Several of the old Missouri river contestants had as representatives of their previous claims young towns located at strategic points in the interior.
According to The BBC, Mandy beat off competition from four male contestants.
The final twist for the week - TWO contestants would be going home.
An overwhelming 70 percent gave the contestants a landslide victory.
You are the final competitor; you have beaten contestants from a system-wide population of nearly 700 billion.Advertisement
France and Belgium have already said they are withdrawing their pageant contestants.
She is generally sweet and encouraging to the contestants.
Seven contestants engage in mortal combat until only one remains.
Almost certainly it shows thirty of the contestants and guests at the Redcar chess congress that Lewis Carroll attended on 10 August 1866.
Unkind perhaps but would watching the contestants play for, say, five rounds, answering the questions for nothing, make good television?Advertisement
In a show were over 2 million people voted, the pressure is really on for the remaining contestants.
A man stood on a chair and announced the lucky contestants through to the next round.
Anyway, I've got a bit of juicy gossip about one of the contestants, Michelle.
The contestants were, at least, vintage Countdown material - studious, resolute, utterly oblivious to the camera.
The judges are there to help, so will not be offering sarcastic put-downs to the contestants, like those on the TV show.Advertisement
The contestants will live together in a townhouse thoughout the competition - considering the stakes, and all those artist temperaments under one roof, we expect fireworks!
Did they not know that it is the other contestants whose torches were previously extinguished that end up choosing the winner?
Contestants vie to win the most money by choosing from identical red boxes which contain prizes between 1p and £ 250,000.
In a fancy dress wheelbarrow race along Marsh Lane, spectators will throw water bombs at the contestants.
Contestants performing in the talent show aspire to be discovered.Advertisement
Put some sort of liquid in several baby bottles, and ask contestants to stand at the front of the room.
Once a signal is given, contestants will race to be the first one to drink all of the liquid in their bottle.
Visit HGTV's Design Star page to read profiles of the contestants, view before and after photos of design challenges, or just to gossip.
There you can vote on your favorite of the contestants' design job of the week - and as the season ends, you'll be able to vote for your next HGTV star.
Ramona's departure last week left nine contestants competing for their own HGTV show.Advertisement
One by one, the contestants looked under the paint can lids to see which shop they would be visiting.
The contestants were given the option of buying one gallon of paint for $25.
Armed with the clients' view of their kitchen, plus photos and floor plans, Clive Pearse told the contestants they would have 24 hours to individually draw up plans for the new kitchen and then pitch their idea to Tom and Kelly.
Most of the contestants were forced to pull an all-nighter to get their plans and pitches ready for Tom and Kelly.
One by one, the contestants made their presentations to the couple.
Episode five of HGTV's Design Star, which aired on August 20, started out with the four remaining contestants taking a moment to appreciate how far they had come in the competition - and worry that the stakes were only getting higher.
The contestants all decided to interpret their color assignments very literally - Alice, Temple, and Tym painted all their walls in shades of their colors, while David painted part of his walls in red.
Clive Pearse visited the contestants on day two of the challenge to drop a bombshell - after finishing their rooms, they would be required to "present" the rooms "TV presenter style" to the judges.
The final three contestants, Alice, Tym, and David, went head to head in individual challenges in the final competition to be decided by the judges.
For the task, the contestants were each given a budget of $10,000 and 28 hours to complete their work.
The judges debated the strengths and weaknesses of the contestants, weighing up Tym's ease in front of the camera against David's obvious talent.
David and Alice, the final two contestants, returned to New York City after a few weeks of rest, to discover that HGTV had hijacked a corner of Bryant Park just for them.
David and Alice received their first surprise when former Design Star contestants Tym and Temple showed up to help.
All the contestants from this introductory show season returned to see David Bromstad crowned Design Star for his winning style.
The show followed a talk show format, with host Clive Pearse showing clips of past episodes and interviewing each of the contestants.
Choices allow you to play against the computer's contestants or your own friends as you spin the wheel to solve the puzzle.
She mentioned that the format should be "switched around," meaning the answers should be given to the contestants and they have to give the questions.
Daily Doubles were added and were inspired by horse racing, where contestants can bet any money they've won based on their knowledge of the question.
For many years there was a cap on what contestants could win.
Before 2003, contestants could win up to five episodes.
Pesto purists, the contestants mince, crush and pulverize the pungent varieties of basil, mix it with classic cheeses and experiment with everything from the traditional pine nuts to black beans and jicama.
For a more traditional statement, contestants might want to try dress number 6131.
You may even want to appoint a Paula, Randy and Simon to judge the contestants.
Also in 2010 Pamela Anderson was one of the contestants on the hit show Dancing With the Stars.
Australian Big Brother has been yanked off the air after one of the contestants was an alleged victim of sexual assault by two of her male roomies.
Cowell has acted not only as producer but also as a judge on many of his programs, and he's earned himself a reputation for being blunt and sometimes even rude to potential contestants.
Survivor first introduced the all-star idea when they reunited former contestants.
While CBS has not confirmed the contestants of The Amazing Race All-Stars, there is much speculation on the Internet.
Where the contestants on American Idol are coached by famous singers, songwriters, and musicians, the celebrity hopefuls on Duets actually get to perform with the musical talent.
Contestants on Duets compete for $100,000, which will be given to the charity of their choice.
The contestants sang with a different star each week, giving them the opportunity to show the full range of their abilities.
Each Celebrity Paranormal Project begins with two contestants pairing up to explore a specific location.
The rest of the cast waits in a surveillance room and guides the two contestants to the designated area.
Then, depending on location, three or four more explorations may happen during the show, giving some contestants the chance to enter the location twice.
After the contestants choose which area they feel has the most paranormal energy, they enter the chosen area with an item used to contact the selected spirit, a scroll, and an instruction book.
When this is complete, the contestants say goodbye to the haunted location, and the show ends.
Griffin's quiz show format came on the heels of the game show scandals of the 1950s, when producers would rig the shows to give contestants the answers.
Contestants were expected to give responses in the form of questions.
Trivia categories vary from show to show, but there are three contestants who solve the clues on the game board.
In a traditional Jeopardy! game, contestants with a zero or negative score can not play the Final Jeopardy round, but Celebrity Jeopardy contestants all play.
At each weigh-in, an expert panel counseled the contestants on how to effectively lose weight, and set their target goal for the next weigh in.
Two contestants, Tina Yothers and Erika Eleniak, were in a close competition.
This Harvard graduate and former NBC medical correspondent inspires contestants to lose weight in a safe, healthy and effective way.
Contestants take part in a range of physical and motivational activities designed to help them lose weight, increase team spirit and rivalry, and win prizes.
America's Next Top Model debuted in 2003 -- a model search where contestants competed for a $100,000 modeling contract with Cover Girl, as well photo spreads in fashion magazines.
Her first single, "Shake Ya Body" was released in 2004, and she looked no further than her America's Next Top Model contestants when creating the video for the song.
Upcoming celebrity auctions will feature clothing from Los Angeles Fashion Week and attire from former American Idol contestants.
The contestants are split into two teams and each week on national television, they have to complete a task.
He had succeeded in being among the final seven contestants competing for the coveted top spot.
Of course, the news of Jennie Garth has been hush-hush by ABC, who typically does not release the names of the contestants until shortly before the new season begins.
In the case of The Biggest Loser, nine former contestants were brought back to see how their hard work during the show paid off afterwards.
Celebrity contestants for this long-running T.V. game show donate their winnings to charities of their choice.
Instead of featuring business men and women from around the country, the show's new contestants are celebrities and its new moniker is, naturally, Celebrity Apprentice.
The premise of the show is the same -- contestants compete in business related tasks to win Trump's favor.
This time though, the contestants are celebrities and the prize of the $250,000 a year salaried job is instead a $250,000 gift to charity for the winning celebrity.
There will be a total of 14 contestants on Celebrity Apprentice -- no doubt split into teams of two.
The show, which takes a look at some of the public's favorite American Idol contestants, will air February 24 at 8 PM on Fox.
On the last show of the season, all the contestants had to perform their songs in front of a live audience.
Just like every other show, the contestants are pitted against each other in physical challenges.
The contestants aren't left on their own to write their own country music - they are each given access to two Nashville songwriters to help them write the lyrics to their songs.
In the finale of the first season, all of the contestants had to perform the songs they wrote with their Nashville songwriters in front of a live audience at the Wildhorse Saloon.
Whether you watch contestants rock out on their microphones on American Idol, or cut a rug on the dance floor on Dancing with the Stars Season 6, reality TV offers a little bit of guilty pleasure for each and every one of us.
Dancing with the Stars contestants have a dance schedule that is pre-arranged, allowing for proper planning, dance instruction and plenty of practice.
Cowell, along with fellow judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, weed through thousands of contestants before the general public chooses the ultimate winner.
The judges presented Blais and fellow final three contestants Stephanie Izard and Lisa Fernandes with the challenge of preparing a formal four-course meal for the judges.
The show's twist was that supposedly, neither the men nor the women contestants on the show knew that Tequila was bisexual.
This time, the contestants were well aware of her bisexuality.
Aside from maybe one or two people from the years these shows have been running, the rest of the shows' main contestants haven't found anything but an opportunity to star in another season of the same show.
This season is the first in which contestants under 21 are permitted to apply to be a contestant on the show.
Blagojevich was present during NBC's press conference announcing the show and its contestants, however, according to the producers, will play some sort of role in the proceedings.
Interestingly, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are both on the roster as contestants for this show.
Boyle, 48 years old, was hesitant to audition for the show because of her notion that it was meant for younger contestants.
Rich was the host of CMT's Gone Country, a show similar to Nashville Star but featuring celebrities as opposed to unknown contestants.
Sure, he may say some really harsh things to contestants on his shows, but hey, the music industry is a tough business.
Some pageants are simple affairs in which contestants walk onto the stage for a few moments, and then the winners of each age group are announced.
With so many areas in which to be judged, contestants often bring along a full wardrobe of outfits suitable for every occasion.
These contestants are referred to as Finalists.
Try different "contestants" and if one of them doesn't "perform" well, vote it off the show and try a new one next season.
She was also a guest star on TV's America's Next Top Model, where she talked with contestants about self-esteem and body image issues.
They are a favorite for female contestants because they don't ride up.
Another Chance for Romance, with host Roger Lodge, gives senior contestants a chance to go on a blind date as cameras follow along.
The hit television show Survivor debuted in May 2000 by pitting sixteen contestants against one another on Palau Tiga, an island in Borneo.
While you may or may not be quite as overweight as the contestants on the reality show, this game might be useful in getting you in shape.
If you're tired of screaming at the Deal or No Deal contestants, then get the Deal or Now Deal TV game.
The Project Runway Wii game tries to accurately reproduce the experience of the contestants on the show.
Various formats exist, with some episodes featuring pairings between current contestants and So You Think You Can Dance alumni from previous seasons.
After the top twelve contestants are selected, they are divided into two teams.
Contestants must be a triple threat, able to carry a tune while executing killer moves and capturing America's heart with their charisma and stage presence.
A multitude of dancers start out as contestants, and are assigned dance routines throughout the course of the show.
The judge provides soft, pleasing (if somewhat questionable) critiques that encourage, rather than defeat, contestants.
Contestants are often asked how they conceived and a "Miss Conceptionality" prize is awarded to the most creative conception story.
Most contests have a dress-up portion of the contest, where contestants come up with a theme.
It is during this portion that many contestants paint their bellies or add interesting accessories, such as high heels and a shopping bag or a Hawaiian luau skirt.
This is also the portion where the front-runner contestants pull ahead of the other entrants, so if you're planning to enter, be sure to put a lot of thought and creativity into your costume.
Perks for contestants include goody bags filled with gifts from sponsors and winners often receive cash prizes and trips as well.
Contestants are judged on SI's criteria of personality, beauty and athleticism, as they participate in various photo shoots designed to put them through the paces.
The contestants compete up on stage for hundreds of dollars in cash and prizes, and each week's lady finalists are invited back on Labor Day Weekend to compete in the Panama Jack Ms. La Vela Bikini Contest finals.
Contestants are able to upload their photos to Malibu String's website.
There you'll find evidence on what the judges are searching for in a candidate, the styles they like to see contestants sporting and what poses typically catch their eye.
Stores that cater to brides and pageant contestants may occasionally be stuck with special order items that were refused or never picked up.
The right words can aide contestants in a karaoke contest or holiday talent show.
Other shows, like the late-night "Elimidate," follow an essentially similar formula, although contestants meet face to face before the elimination begins.
Contestants are often chosen in advance, so men and women don't see each other before the game begins.
On the original TV show, contestants asked each other questions like, "If you were a vegetable, what kind would you be?"
The competition also gives out certificates of accomplishment to the top 100 contestants in each of the ten categories.
Visitors vote and each week, 2 contestants are eliminated. 2007's winner was James Scott (EJ, Days of Our Lives).
Set among a beautiful landscape of lush greenery and rolling hills, the ranch (think boot camp) is the place where self-reflection, emotional release and behavior changes take place for each of the contestants.
Contestants are weighed each week and typically, someone is voted off depending on the weigh-in results.
To stay on the ranch another week, contestants vie to lose the biggest percentage of weight and attempt to win challenges, which come with their own prizes.
Cash may be a valuable commodity in real life, but it's the immunity prize (not being eligible to be voted off after the next weigh-in) that contestants often want to win.
Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper lead contestants in grueling workouts and teach them how to eat well.
None of the trainers is what you might call "easy" on the contestants, often pushing them to exercise to the point of exhaustion.
Some seasons have been particularly drama-filled because crafty contestants made almost chess-like moves and votes in order to secure their place.
While the $250,000 cash prize is a huge motivator, contestants usually gain something much more valuable.
Many contestants have not only kept the weight off, but motivated others in their hometowns to pursue a healthier lifestyle.
Just listening to the contestants tell their stories, both positive and negative, is often inspiring enough to get many sedentary people off their couches and moving for the first time in years, if not ever.
The Enell bra has been featured on Oprah and has been worn by Biggest Loser contestants.
Kelly caused a small controversy in early 2006 after refusing to let current contestants on "American Idol" sing her songs.
She is known for being extremely supportive to the contestants.
The show held open casting calls in these cities and from the thousands of pop star hopefuls who turned up, contestants were picked to audition for the judging panel.
In season 1, the judges picked 30 contestants from these auditions to progress to round 2, held in Hollywood.
The top three contestants from each group advanced to the next round.
Contestants Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini competed for the top spot and 58% of the public vote went to Clarkson, making her the very first American Idol.
Also, it is remembered for the amount of controversy that surrounded the various contestants.
Several rounds of elimination lead to the contestants being narrowed down to the top 12 who faced off weekly for the public vote.
Season 3 is perhaps best remembered for the caliber of the talent of contestants, not to mention the staying power of one arguably musically challenged Idol hopeful.
First, the age limit was raised to 28, expanding the base of potential contestants.
In another change to the previous format, the 190 contestants who made it to round two in Hollywood were whittled down to two groups - one of 12 men and one of 12 women.
The gang is all here again, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul judging the contestants, and Ryan Seacrest hosting the proceedings.
The auditions netted 175 contestants to advance to the Hollywood elimination rounds.
The show, which matches contestants up with one of the judges, who then mentors them and guides them through the competition, matched Lewis up with Simon Cowell.
All of the available songs and videos will be listed there, including performances from current and past contestants.
Finding songs released by former Idol contestants after their stint on the show or original tracks performed on the show is relatively easy, but finding downloads of Idol performances themselves can be a little bit harder.
While the eliminations are based on the opinions of the judges and, later, by fan votes, it's still nice to have another way to support your favorite American Idol contestants.
Lambert's performance of Mad World came on the evening when the Idol contestants were instructed to choose songs that were written during the year of their birth.
If history has taught us anything, American Idol contestants can go on to have incredibly influential careers, even if they didn't win American Idol.
Most Idol contestants choose to play covers that are not so contemporary, because the audience is thought to be still attached to the original song and might not be ready for a new version.
Hudson reached the top seven contestants on the show and was only in the bottom two on three occasions (one of which being the time she was eliminated).
Popular television singing competitions, such as American Idol, often feature contestants singing covers of Hallelujah.
The X Factor, a popular reality show in the United Kingdom, had one of its winning contestants record the song as her first single.
American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert is one of Idol's most successful - and controversial - contestants to date.
If you can hand-deliver invitations, creating a message in a bottle is a fun way to call to mind the show's practice of dropping contestants on deserted beaches.
Contestants on the show wear bandanas, so giving each team a different colored bandana will add a touch of authenticity while also providing an easy party favor.
Although Survivor isn't as devoted to gross-out challenges as the reality show Fear Factor, contestants do frequently sample exotic fare like edible insects.
If you're looking for info about the Survivor Gabon contestants, you'll find it right here.
Jeff Probst has already declared Dan Kay this season's Cocker Spaniel, so does this 32-year-old Boston lawyer have what it takes to outwit his fellow Survivor Gabon contestants?
For example, in one episode's Quick Fire Challenge, contestants had to create an amuse bouche solely from items in a vending machine.
Oftentimes the Quick Fire challenge will result in a reward for the winner, such as immunity from elimination for the next judging or some other advantage over the other contestants.
A typical episode starts with a recap of the previous episode and briefly checks in with some of the contestants as to their feelings on the competition.
While the personalities of the contestants are definitely displayed, the real stars of this show are the clothes.
An interesting facet of Bravo TV Project Runway is the mentor assigned to the contestants.
Tim Gunn of Liz Claiborne not only tells contestants about upcoming challenges, but he also acts as a mentor to the contestants and helps them think through their designs before judging occurs.
His tagline for contestants is, "Make it work!"
Winners often enjoy celebrity status and potential endorsement deals, but memorable contestants usually wind up getting similar status just from their performances on the show.
Pairs or teams of contestants use their survivor and tactic skills to race around the world with the chance of winning $1 million and other various prizes.
Selected contestants cannot run for public office until the initial broadcast of the season on which they appeared has completed airing.
The Amazing Race television show takes viewers and contestants on an awesome adventure around the world.
The Amazing Race usually starts somewhere in North America, where contestants are given their first set of instructions.
In season eight, instead of two-member teams, contestants consisted of four-member families.
Also, in season 11, instead of new contestants, the show brought back competitors from seven of the previous 10 seasons, giving teams yet another chance at the grand prize.
From classic rock to current teeny bopper tunes, contestants are challenged to remember the words to a diverse array of songs.
There are usually about 10-14 contestants.
During each season, the contestants receive a makeover, which happens early on, usually around the third episode.
To keep reality show contestants quiet during production time, most are under strict legal contract to not speak about their experiences.
With such a fun and unique mix of contestants, Big Brother 10 is sure to be an exciting season!
The premise of Dancing with the Stars is a simple one, unless you are one of the celebrity contestants, in which case you're in for plenty of hard work and uncertain rewards.
Survivor - Contestants battle wits and weather to survive nature in exotic locales.
Contestants eat bugs and perform scary stunts for first place, pride, and money.
The fitness trainers who take the contestants through their workouts are Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels.
Kim Lyons, who viewers are used to seeing training some of the contestants, decided not to return for a sixth season.
At the start of the show, the contestants were assigned to train with either Bob or Jillian.
In exchange for something they want - such as a phone call home to their family, exercise equipment or a cash prize - the contestants must give up their workouts or agree to eat high calorie food.
The contestants must decide which one is more important to them.
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.
Viewers may wonder why contestants would be willing to put themselves through such tedious challenges in order to work for Sean Combs.
The first episode of I Want to Work for Diddy introduces viewers to the potential contestants and involves an immediate dismissal of some of the participants.
The remaining contestants are put through several tasks that are designed to test their stick-to-itiveness, resourcefulness, and ability to get things done.
The contestants don't actually get to meet Sean Combs face to face until a few episodes later.
One episode had the teams navigating their way through the woods while another episode sent some contestants off to France at a moment's notice to search for a specific model for an ad campaign back in the States.
In other words, there is never a dull moment on this show as the contestants are run ragged in their attempts to please their potential boss.
Although it is the contestants who nominate the first choice for elimination, the person up for elimination is then allowed to choose one person to accompany them to face the panel of judges and plead their case.
The pool of contestants is then whittled down to two, and these two contestants work together on a final project while Sean Combs decides who to actually hire as an assistant.
Since the contestants are all clothing designers, appearing on Project Runway gets them exposure they may not have otherwise received.
For this reason, contestants do not necessarily have to win the entire competition in order to take their careers to the next level.
The winner of the fourth season was Christian Siriano, a self-assured designer who was considered by many of the other contestants too young to be a serious designer.
Contestants travel to a ranch facility that features indoor and outdoor activities including a full-service gym and swimming pool.
The goal is to help the contestants lose weight.
Some contestants go on to lose more weight after being eliminated from the show by using the skills learned during the contest and competing at home for a $100,000 prize.
Erik won the big prize in season 3, beating out 49 other contestants.
Bill's brother Jim won from amongst the eliminated contestants for the "at home" prize of $100,000.
While some critics discount the reality of the show because contestants are working out an unrealistic six hours a day, at home contestants have proven they can do it too.
Not all winners wind up with enviable careers after the initial contracts expire, and some of the most successful contestants aren't the official winners of the show.
One of the most interesting facets of her appearance on ANTM was the fact that she lost a great deal of weight prior to joining the ranks of the contestants in an attempt to fit into fashion's rigid standards for models.
One of her most unique attributes during the season was her modified mohawk hairdo and her multicultural background that made it difficult for other contestants to figure out her nationality.
In addition to her larger size than the other contestants on the show, she was told to act more naturally by the judges because she was considered to present a fake façade.
As the population of the house dwindles, Tiffany gets closer to the remaining men and eventually has to choose between the final two contestants.
When all three judges have veiwed the contestants they review and pass the best acts on to the semi-finals.
Potential American Idol contestants are not limited to a single audition.
You are considered ineligible if you were in the top 30 to 40 contestants of a previous American Idol season.
These judges do not include the celebrity panel that is seen on the show, but rather a set of staff judges there to cull the crowd down to a reasonable number of contestants.
For 16 weeks, contestants vie for a position in the Trump Organization, which is owned and operated by billionaire socialite and real estate developer Donald Trump.
Each week, the contestants compete against each other in a high-level task, most commonly being a marketing strategy for a big-name company or event.
It all comes down to week 16, when the final two contestants must show Donald Trump that he or she deserves to work for his organization.
Again, Season 6 had four contestants from which to choose.
Dubbed the ultimate job interview, The Apprentice takes 18 contestants, divides them into two teams and runs them through a variety of tasks.
The next step is to offer contestants a chance to win $50,000 and various other prizes, and you have Fear Factor.
On the other hand, the effects participation have on contestants are two-fold; some individuals go on to great success while others find that the same success goes to their heads and lands them in a heap of trouble.
To increase ratings and profits, producers and television networks show more of the embarrassing, humiliating or painful situations that the contestants participate in, rather than the "boring" everyday events.
The contestants face four judges at the end of every show.
Once contestants display their moves, three celebrity judges weigh in with their opinions.
Only the contestants given the green light by the judges proceed to the next round.
The five remaining contestants perform a final act before the American public casts their votes, and a winner is announced.
The popular CBS reality TV show is considered a pioneer in the genre pitting contestants (a.k.a. castaways) against each other in remote locations around the world.
During the course of the show, contestants are segregated into tribes and are eliminated via voting that is done by fellow tribe members at "tribal councils."
Survivor prides itself on finding some of the most exotic, yet isolated spots on the planet to test contestants' survival skills.
Each year open casting calls for Amazing Race contestants are held in various cities throughout the United States.
All contestants must be 21 years or older to apply.
Finally, within six weeks of the final scouting, contestants are flown to the starting point of the race and the show begins filming.
Contestants on The Swan underwent life-changing alterations in an effort to be seen as "beautiful" in society's eyes.
In the end, the contestants were unrecognizable... and not in a good way.
They can be as simple as a classified ad, or as detailed as a multi-page website devoted solely to recruiting contestants.
Most of these well-known shows will announce they're looking for new contestants and let you know exactly where to find the details and forms.
Craigslist - Brand new shows often use Craigslist to get a pool of potential contestants quickly and inexpensively.
Top Design works the same way as Top Chef and Project Runway, except that the contestants are interior designers.
Designer Todd Oldham serves as mentor to the contestants.
This show takes female contestants and attempts to transform them into proper ladies with the help of Ozzy Osbourne's famous rock management wife, Sharon Osbourne.
The female contestants from the VH1 show Rock of Love were not necessarily classy ladies, but instead partied hard and lived a lifestyle conducive to dating a musician like Bret Michaels.
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."
An earlier version of this show featured contestants from the Flavor of Love shows and was hosted by comedian Mo'Nique.
Although she allows the other two judges to interject with comments and questions to the contestants, the final decision is made by Sharon as to who goes home at the end of each episode.
She bases her decision on several factors, including the actions of the contestants and their future potential.
The women who compete on Rock of Love Charm School are all previous contestants from either Rock of Love or Rock of Love 2, the show where women vied for the attention of Poison front man Bret Michaels.
Some of the contestants featured on this show have made quite a career out of appearing on reality shows.
This is not the first appearance on a reality show for any of these contestants, and chances are it won't be the last for some of them.
Most who followed the show can't help but mention a few of the stand out contestants.
Over the course of the show, Greg was often shown losing his temper, punching windows and dragging one of the female contestants out of her sleeping bag and into the middle of the street.
Each week, contestants compete for a cash prize by losing the highest percentage of their body weight.
The contestants are also given physical challenges that are grueling on the body and mind.
Everybody that works with the contestants are helpful and positive, including the host and especially fellow contestants.
Celebrity Overhaul- Celebrity contestants are secluded in remote areas of Australia as they lose weight.
Taking it Off- Contestants choose their own program and are filmed in their own environments.
The Last Ten Pounds Bootcamp- A special event (wedding, prom, etc) motivates contestants to lose weight in four weeks.
There are always contestants from previous The Real World and Road Rules seasons, but sometimes there are new people brought in to seasons to mix things up.
In the end, a team of contestants win the grand prize, which usually falls into the six figure range.
Since the prize is divided among the winning contestants, the amount is not as large for individuals, but it still translates into a nice cash prize for the winners.
The veteran players who thrive in these situations can appear quite intimidating, making more passive contestants quit or simply not return for another season.
Some contestants have made a career of appearing on this show and competing for cash and other prizes.
In fact, some contestants have appeared on six or seven seasons of this show, making them the definitive veterans of the group.
On this website you can peruse the bios of the current contestants as well as past contestants, and can also view video clips and still photos from the show.
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.
Most reality TV shows have specific themes and challenges that are meant to pit the contestants or participants together so they fight, argue, and cause mayhem.
It is all about ratings for the producers and money or power or even fame for the contestants.
Aside from the first elimination ceremony, during which several contestants are sent home, there is typically only one bachelor eliminated each round.
The contestants compete in a short competition for a chance to earn immunity for the episode, and then they compete in a larger elimination challenge.
This challenge is usually larger than all of the others, and many of the past contestants are brought back to help the finalists complete the work.
The program, which ran for six seasons on NBC, pitted contestants against each other in a series of stunts, some of which were physically challenging and some of which were "gross out" style challenges.
For the first four seasons the contestants competed as individuals - usually three men and three women - each competing on their own.
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.
Contestants that refused to complete the challenge were automatically eliminated, as were contestants who did not complete the challenge successfully.
If everyone completed the first stunt, then contestants were judged based on some predetermined factor, like speed or endurance.
This was meant to see how far the contestants could be pushed mentally.
The contestants who either refused to participate or who do not successfully complete the challenge are eliminated.
The remaining contestants then move on to the third and final stunt.
The contestants were judged based on a predetermined factor, such as time or endurance, much like the first challenge.
The contestants go through various challenges - at first within groups, then later on in the series as individuals - to see who gets eliminated.
Some of the early eliminations were not necessarily the fault of the contestants; they weren't there long enough to get to know Tila.
Clips and interviews of each of the contestants got equal ratings to the actual show.
With each new band creation, viewers get the audition and selection process along with famous judges and performances from the contestants.
Five other contestants were selected and formed the band Day26.
Although the contestants want to win the cash prize and other perks of winning the season, some chefs really want the prestige that comes with being crowned the Top Chef of the season.
Bravo occasionally brings back some of the more memorable contestants on the show for a special competition.
A holiday special also aired with various contestants from past seasons with the winner taking a $20,000 cash prize.
Contestants are physically attractive, but if their personality traits don't match their outward appearances they find themselves eliminated.
Interestingly, True Beauty combines elements of all three shows, with physically beautiful contestants learning life lessons about themselves and their attitudes through the use of hidden cameras.
The show invites ten contestants to live together and participate in challenges in order to determine which one is the most beautiful.
The contestants are both female and male, and have been told that they are participating in a reality show to discover the most beautiful person in America.
For example, the very first activity involved all of the contestants being measured and evaluated to assign them an individual "beauty score."
After the first challenge the two contestants who scored the lowest are secretly given another challenge, again with a hidden camera catching their every move.
In order to keep the true aim of the program a secret from the contestants, they are all told that their eliminations are based on a scientific formula that is somehow tied to their original beauty scores.
Of course the contestants on True Beauty aren't just playing for the title of "Most Beautiful Person in America."
The contestants participate in unique challenges and must show patience, gratitude, and flair as they are thrown into the middle of the fashion industry in New York City.
The contestants must design new clothing in some unique way (like finding stuff in a grocery store to use, or using their own clothing) to be modeled on the runway.
Some challenges require the contestants to design original clothing for someone famous.
The models are dressed by the contestants, who also take care of each detail from the make-up to hair.
The contestants have $8,000 and 3 months.
The final three contestants left standing were Scott, Trevor, and Rebekah.
Theoretically, both twins could choose the same person, or both contestants could choose the same twin.
During the eight week program, the contestants learned techniques from Mystery and his associates that enabled the contestants to be more confident when approaching attractive women.
It was a potentially daunting process for the contestants, who all admittedly had problems with approaching women without getting too nervous.
Although some pre-existing relationships between the players came into play, by and large the contestants did not divide themselves along the lines of their previous VH1 shows.
Of course, relapsing is a major issue, and the contestants have issues in their personal lives as well.
Three Gladiators stationed on the field were meant to halt contestants by any means.
Contestants who fell or were taken down lost the current ball and had to go get another one.
Some of the original events remained while new games like "Vertigo" and "Snapback" challenged new contestants wishing to be a Grand Champion.
Contestants are dismissed using the show's tagline, "Sorry, but you're just a tool."
The contestants actually did not know they were entering the Academy.
The contestants were brought to the show by their girlfriends, who had grown tired of their behavior.
Jamie brought her boyfriend of six months Shawn to the Academy, and all the other contestants simply assumed that they were in a committed relationship.
Fear is Real is a reality TV show that forces its contestants to face their fears.
As you might guess, the show features thirteen contestants who are playing for the horror movie-inspired grand prize of $66,666.
Each week, one or more contestants are "killed off" or "executed" until the final player left standing is the winner.
In each episode, all contestants compete in a challenge or ritual.
At the end of each show, two or three contestants face the Execution Ceremony.
The Mastermind is there for the creepy effect of course, but he also convinces some contestants to work with him.
Buried Alive - Contestants had to climb into a coffin that was buried in the ground.
A Killer Amongst Us - Contestants competed in pairs for this one.
Instead of living in a mansion with him, the contestants join Michaels on the road during one of this solo tours.
Contestants are ready to work hard to lose weight and learn how to keep it off, but many are surprised at just how difficult the process is.
They are all tested along the way with temptations, but most of the contestants fare extremely well in the long run.
The Bachelor show is a dating show that has one bachelor selecting a woman from a pool of contestants.
Since it's up to the bachelor who he wants to go on a date with some of the contestants are left feeling as though they didn't get a chance, especially if they are eliminated early.
The Bachelor show uses a Rose Ceremony to eliminate contestants.
Depending on how the dates went, the bachelor must eliminate one of the contestants.
At any time during the show or Rose Ceremony, the contestants can opt out on their own.
Her partner in crime Megan Hauserman was also in Charm School with her and their friendship proved to be a source of contention between Brandi and the other contestants and the school deans.
Producers add that unlike season two, Charm School 3's contestants will not only be learning the basics of proper etiquette, they will also be taught the importance of "using themselves for good."
This show bears a striking resemblance to VH1's Charm School series, although The Girls of Hedsor Hall does not feature contestants from previous reality shows.