Ask AP: Sara Rue

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 10, 2011

Why did Sara Rue, who was so funny on Less Than Perfect and now on Rules of Engagement, decide to host a reality series?
—Carol Bennett, Concord, Mass.

Rue, 32, is the host of Shedding for the Wedding, the CW series in which overweight engaged couples compete to slim down and win a dream wedding. She was reluctant to take the job until she heard the show was by the producers of The Biggest Loser, one of her favorite programs. “It was also a nice ‘pay it forward,’ because I have been so lucky to be the Jenny Craig spokeswoman and to have the support of that company behind me,” says the actress, who has lost more than 50 pounds.