12/1996 As a result of Stephanie's weight loss following the birth of little Conner by using the "Slim Fast" diet drink, she wrote to the company expressing her satisfaction with the product, hoping to receive a whole case of it. Instead, she was chosen to tell her story in a commercial for television. She, Mark, and the baby were flown to NY city by the company, all expenses paid during the stay, plus wages for herself and the baby while filming. The baby even received 3 hours overtime for his participation. Commercials started running 1/6/1997 and continued for at least the next year.