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Biggest Loser winner to speak at ETSU
Matt Hoover, winner of NBC’s The Biggest Loser 2, will keynote the annual Lamb Lecture at East Tennessee State University on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m.

The event will be held in the Martha Street Culp Auditorium of the D.P. Culp University Center.

Hoover won the grand prize of $250,000 while appearing on the NBC reality show in fall 2005. When first cast on The Biggest Loser 2, he weighed 339 pounds. Throughout the show, viewers watched Hoover and the other contestants undergo intensive instruction by personal trainers, nutritionists, and doctors regarding healthy living, proper diet, and exercise.

During the Nov. 29 finale of The Biggest Loser 2, Hoover weighed in at 182 pounds, representing a total weight loss of 157 pounds.

Since winning the contest, Hoover has appeared on Regis & Kelly, The Today Show, Access Hollywood, Larry King Live, and several other programs, as well as in People Magazine. He is currently sharing his story of health, wellness, and weight loss as a public speaker to various groups and organizations.

Hoover’s lecture is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Eta Sigma Gamma honor society and the ETSU Department of Public Health. The Lamb Lecture Series honors the late John P. Lamb, Jr., former dean of health at ETSU.

For more information or to request assistance for persons with disabilities, call (423) 439-4332.

The event location is at D. P. Culp, Martha Street Culp Auditorium.

The event will be held at 7:00 p.m..

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