MEET THE NINE ENGAGED COUPLES COMPETING

ON THE CW’S NEW REALITY SERIES

“SHEDDING FOR THE WEDDING,”

PREMIERING

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

In The CW’s new reality competition SHEDDING FOR THE WEDDING, nine overweight couples compete to see who can lose the most weight and win the wedding of their dreams. The series, hosted by Sara Rue, will premiere Wednesday, February 23 (9:00-10:00pm ET) immediately following the Cycle 16 premiere of “America’s Next Top Model.”

Let’s meet the couples and check out their stats. For more details and video content go to http://www.cwtv.com/shows/shedding-for-the-wedding.

“Team Fairy Tale” a.k.a. ALLISON & DAVID

Allison

Age: 28

Starting weight: 170 lbs.

David

Age: 26

Starting weight: 265 lbs.

How they met: Online in April of 2009

Engaged: December, 2009

Wedding colors: Ivory & Champagne Pink

Hometown: Auburn, New York

 

“Team Fun & Games” a.k.a DAWN & ADAM

Dawn

Age: 27

Starting weight: 180 lbs.

Adam

Age: 30

Starting weight: 235 lbs.

How they met: Dawn noticed Adam’s photo on a friend’s MySpace page and thought he was cute, so she initiated contact.

Engaged: Early 2010

Wedding colors: Purple & Fuchsia

Hometown: Hayward, California

 

“Team Hollywood” a.k.a LAERESA & STEPHEN

Laeresa

Age: 25

Starting weight: 212 lbs.

Stephen

Age: 24

Starting weight: 263 lbs.

How they met: Four years ago at Universal City Walk while Laeresa was visiting Los Angeles on vacation.

Engaged: Stephen wants to wait until he can afford to get her the ring she deserves before proposing.

Wedding colors: Red & Blue

Hometown: Hawthorne, California

 

“Team Football” a.k.a. LAURA & AUSTIN

Laura

Age: 26

Starting weight: 190 lbs.

Austin

Age: 26

Starting weight: 260 lbs.

How they met: At a bar (she was bartending, and he was a permanent fixture “like Norm on ‘Cheers’”)

Engaged: November, 2009

Wedding colors: Green & Gold

Hometown: Champaign, Illinois

 

“Team Greek Week” a.k.a. LINDSEY & CHASE

Lindsey

Age: 23

Starting weight: 203 lbs.

Chase

Age: 24

Starting weight: 317 lbs.

How they met: At one of Chase’s frat parties in January of 2008

Engaged: November, 2009

Wedding colors: Blue & Orange

Hometown: Houston, Texas

 

“Team Eco-Lovers” a.k.a. SAMANTHA & BROOKS

Samantha

Age: 22

Starting weight: 221 lbs.

Brooks

Age: 22

Starting weight: 315 lbs.

How they met: In middle school (ages 11 & 12), and they have been together ever since.

Engaged: January, 2010

Wedding colors: Sage Green & Plum

Hometown: New Hampshire, Ohio

 

“Team Gamers” a.k.a TAYLOR & PETER

Taylor

Age: 23

Starting weight: 228 lbs.

Peter

Age: 28

Starting weight: 210 lbs.

How they met: Online, playing Final Fantasy XI together.

Engaged: November, 2009

Wedding colors: Chocolate Brown & Green

Hometown: Arlington, Texas

 

“Team Big Band” a.k.a. VALERIE & DAVE

Valerie

Age: 23

Starting weight: 230 lbs.

David

Age: 27

Starting weight: 367 lbs.

How they met: In college in Florida

Engaged: January, 2010

Wedding colors: Canary Yellow & Blue Violet

Hometown: North Hollywood, California

 

“Team Beach Romance” a.k.a GINNY & MARC

Virginia

Age: 26

Starting weight: 179 lbs.

Marc

Age: 36

Starting weight: 241 lbs.

How they met: At one of the comedy clubs Marc owns, in 2007

Engaged: July, 2010

Wedding colors: Baby Pink & Taupe

Hometown: Babylon, New York

Hosted by Sara Rue, SHEDDING FOR THE WEDDING is from 25/7, Breakfast Anytime, Horizon Alternative Television and Raquel Productions, Inc. with executive producers Dave Broome (“The Biggest Loser”), Rick Hurvitz (“Pimp My Ride”) and Ari Shofet (“Pimp My Ride”).

 

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