'Biggest Loser 2' finalists Matt Hoover and Suzy Preston a couple
UPI News Service, 12/13/2005
Two of NBC TV's "Biggest Losers" are apparently winners in love: Matt Hoover and Suzy Preston have revealed they are a couple.
Hoover, 29, weighed 339 pounds when he first laid eyes on the 220-pound Preston. Hoover, the grand prize winner in the weight loss contest, now checks in at 182 pounds while Preston tips the scale at 132 pounds.
"I saw him at his worst, absolutely," Preston, 28, told People magazine. "And he saw me at my worst. He saw me sweating and passing gas."
Hoover said their romance has a strong -- and unique -- foundation.
"We have a lot in common. Going through something like we went through is life changing. We are not the same people we were before all this and we are both at a point in our lives where we know what it's like to be fat and miserable -- and what it's like to be happy and healthy."
Hoover told People he is considering leaving Iowa to move closer to Preston, who lives in Seattle.