Hundreds of couples entered Good Morning America’s Epic Wedding Showdown for the chance to compete to win an unforgettable Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony, complete with a special performance by John Legend, live on “GMA.”
Four finalists were chosen from the pack and will face-off in competition with physical challenges and more that you don’t want to miss on “GMA” on Feb. 5-7.
Each day, viewers will be able to vote for their favorite couple and those votes will count towards who will be saved from elimination, and ultimately, who wins the contest. (Go to GoodMorningAmerica.com to vote from noon ET through 8:45 a.m. ET the next day).
Read on to learn more about the four finalists and watch “GMA” all week as the wedding games begin!
Meet the Couples
Abria Haynes and Christopher Magee
Ages: 26 and 30
From: Houston, Texas
About the couple: Christopher is in the wireless industry and Abria is completing her doctorate at Texas A&M University this spring. Abria says she wants to get married on national TV on Valentine’s Day in a bid to take Christopher’s name — and have his name appear on her degree.
The couple met in college at a sorority/fraternity mixer. Abria was so smitten that on their first date she planned out their whole wedding. Chris says he knew she must be the one because he wasn’t scared off by her wedding-planning ways. Instead, he says he laughed and thought to himself, “I think I am going to marry this girl!”
Alexandra Rall and Jeremy Lazorka
Ages: 21 and 28
From: Williamsport, Pa.
About the couple: He’s a physician’s assistant with a background in coaching (he was an assistant coach to the U.S. Olympic Softball team) and she’s an office manager with a gorgeous voice (she sang the national anthem at the closing game of last year’s Little League World Series in front of 35,000 fans!) The couple met at church where Alex was singing. Today, they say they’re drawn together by a mutual love for faith and family — and competitive games. The couple that plays together stays together!
Brittany Buck and Paul Stasko
Ages: Both 31
From: Syracuse, New York
About the couple: He’s a podiatrist and she’s a claims adjustor. This couple says they already know what it means to pledge their undying love to one another, in sickness and in health. In 2010, Brittany was diagnosed at age 27 with ovarian cancer. Overwhelmed by her illness, Brittany says she tried to end things with Paul. But he was in it for the long haul and insisted on staying by her side, through multiple operations and rounds of chemotherapy. Now cancer-free, Brittany says she can’t wait to say her “I Do’s.”
Lauren Bell and Sergio Lopez
Ages: Both 27
From: San Diego, Calif.
About the couple: She’s an ICU nurse and he’s a Marine. The couple got engaged last month, when Sergio got down on bended knee in uniform. He’s been to Afghanistan and faces more deployments. The couple has weathered long distance romance and war zones — and now wants to make “GMA” the place they say their “I Do’s.”
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