Matt Hooper from "Biggest Loser 2013" is one of the contestants in Season 15 of the NBC reality weight-loss competition series. He is a retail manager from Georgetown, Massachusetts.

Matt Hooper was scheduled to marry his fiancée in July, 2013, but he postponed his wedding to come on "The Biggest Loser." "I realized that my gift to my future wife was giving her the worst physical version of myself," he says. "Anyone can relate to wanting to be the absolute best for the love of their life on their wedding day. She deserves that, and I want to spend as many years as I can with her."

Raised in Peabody, Massachusetts, Matt grew up with two older brothers and one half-sister. He received his associate's and bachelor's degrees in marketing from Johnson and Wales University, and he started to gain significant weight a few years after college. A poor diet, no exercise and a demanding job with a frequently changing schedule led to his current weight of 356 pounds — as well as high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Now 38 years old, Matt has been a groomsman or best man 16 times, and now it is his turn. "I postponed my wedding to be here, so I owe it to my fiancée, friends and family to give it everything I've got," Matt says. He looks forward to living life to the fullest with his family and friends once he slims down and also hopes to try skydiving.

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Age: ∼42 years old (age stated above was at time of writing)
Hometown: Peabody, MA
Current Residence: Georgetown, MA

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