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[01/14/11 - 09:21 AM]
Meet the Nine Engaged Couples Competing on The CW's New Reality Series "Shedding for the Wedding," Premiering Wednesday, February 23
The series, hosted by Sara Rue, will follow the 16th cycle of "America's Next Top Model."

[via press release from The CW]

MEET THE NINE ENGAGED COUPLES COMPETING ON THE CW'S NEW REALITY SERIES "SHEDDING FOR THE WEDDING," PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

January 14, 2011 (Pasadena, California) - 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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