Pete Thomas is a 36-year-old from Ypsilanti, Michigan.
The jovial Thomas is from Detroit and likes to be the life of the party wherever he goes. But he also likes good food, and as a devoted husband, he says his love of comestibles is to blame for his weight gain. He considers exercise painful and food "a friend." Growing up in foster care, Pete knows he can overcome anything with a little direction and eating guidance. But he considers himself as competitive as any one of his 13 other contestants.