Cousins Dane and Blaine are one of eleven teams competing in the second batch of The Biggest Loser: Couples.
Gregory Patterson, 27, is a real estate appraiser currently based in Mesa, AZ. How he became overweight is a surprising story, considering he was a very active athlete during his high school and college years. He was the offensive lineman in the football teams he was part in, and eating a lot comes naturally for him, but the habit persisted when he settled down and took a desk job. Despite this, however, he remains very active in sports, but fears that his weight could mean serious health problems for him.
Blaine Cotter, 27, is a college counselor also based in Mesa, AZ. Also a former athlete like his cousin, he used to maintain a healthy weight until he settled down and raised a family. Now, diagnosed with diabetes, as well as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, he joined the show in order to stay healthy, not just for himself, but for his wife and his brood of three—with a fourth on the way.
Dane and Blaine form the Black Team, training under Jillian Michaels. They are confident that their competitive nature, brought by their athletic backgrounds, as well as support from their respective families—they live only a mile apart, even—can get them through The Biggest Loser: Couples. And, they also aim to, for once, be better looking than their beautiful wives. Perhaps that, and their loveable demeanor, can spell success for them.