'Loser' couple Matt Hoover and Suzy Preston appearing on 'Passions'
By Reality TV World staff, 02/13/2006
NBC has announced that former The Biggest Loser 2 contestants and subsequent real-life couple Matt Hoover and Suzy Preston will make a special guest appearance on Passions, the network's daytime soap.
Matt and Suzy, who met during the second season of the NBC reality weight loss series and began dating after the show's filming concluded, will portray a romantic couple that is hopelessly in love and enjoying an evening stroll through Harmony, the daytime soap's fictional town. The Passions episode featuring their appearance will air Thursday, March 16 at 2PM ET/PT. The appearance will mark both Matt and Suzy's acting debuts.
Matt, a 28-year-old former NCAA wrestling champion who began The Biggest Loser 2 weighing 339 pounds, lost 109 pounds during the show's production. He lost another 48 pounds after returning home, giving him a total weight loss of 157 pounds and a finale weigh-in weight of 182 pounds -- a 46.31% weight loss percentage that made him the second season's $250,000 grand prize winner.
Suzy, another of The Biggest Loser 2's three finalists, began the competition weighing 227 pounds and lost 66 pounds during filming. She lost another 29 pounds after returning home, giving her a total weight loss of 95 pounds and a finale weigh-in of 132 pounds -- a 41.85% weight loss percentage that placed her just behind The Biggest Loser 2 runner-up Seth Word.
Matt has worked as a full-time motivational speaker since the show's November finale while Suzy, a 28-year-old hairdresser from Des Moines, WA, continues to style hair. The couple came clean about their romantic relationship a month after The Biggest Loser 2 ended, revealing they were dating during a December People magazine interview.