Out of anyone in The House of Ho's Ho family, it's Sammy Finch who seemed made for reality TV. Ahead of Season 1, it even seemed she was prepping her Instagram for the big moment. Sunny beach pics? Check. Workout videos? Also, check. And no need to ask for her skincare routine because it's already posted. She also had a YouTube channel where she shared self-care content.
Though the first season, which premiered in December 2020, portrayed Sammy as cousin Washington Ho’s best friend, when House of Ho Season 2 returned on Aug. 25, viewers quickly learned that was no longer the case. As explained in the HBO Max series, Washington cut ties with Sammy early in his sobriety, and the two hadn’t spoken in over a year.
Still close with other family members, including Tina Ho and Season 2 newcomers Bella and Kim Ho, Sammy will continue to navigate that rift. In the meantime, here’s what else to know about the Hos’ Cousin Sammy.
A scroll through Sammy's Instagram confirms two things: she loves to have fun and ends many captions with the word "b*tches." As of publication, she has more than 47,000 followers, which may partly be due to her close friendship with fitness influencer Nikki Blackketter.
While most of her posts are upbeat, Sammy has also opened up about the tragic loss of her mom to cancer in 2019. When the pandemic prompted social distancing, frequent sanitizing, and masks, she was used to it because her mother went through chemotherapy. "I’m one of the lucky ones who adjusted to a life of sanitation & distancing around 2yrs ago following my mom being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and what followed," she wrote in a May 2020 post. "Therefore, I choose to BE CONSIDERATE, STAY HOME when I can, STAY MINDFUL."
Even after House of Ho premiered, Sammy continued to struggle with her pandemic lifestyle. “CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS COVID SHIZZ TO BE UNDER CONTROL. I WANNA SEE PEOPLES’ SMILES AGAIN!!” she captioned a February 2021 Instagram post, adding that she misses such “little things” as sunshine, talking to strangers, and making new friends.
Ultimately though, it gave her a greater appreciation for all those things, as she noted in a March 2021 post. “I know the pandemic isn’t over and it will never be forgotten. Because of it I also know how valuable every single moment is in a way I never saw before,” she wrote, in part, noting that she doesn’t want to return to the “dark place” she was in ever again.
Vowing to surround herself with “good vibes only,” she continues to share motivational quotes, along with other self-care and fitness tips. She’s also been spending plenty of time with her family (“Can’t compete with that level of love,” she captioned a March 2021 Ho family photo) and possibly even a boyfriend. After attending a wedding with Andrew Moy in Michigan in early August 2022, weeks later, she shared more photos of them together, noting that it was the “first weekend we have had all to ourselves at home.”
Sammy turned 30 in February 2020, and according to LinkedIn, she works as head of marketing for her cousin Washington’s company, VoltStreet Energy Advisors. Washington's LinkedIn says he founded the "energy consulting, procurement, and management firm" in 2014. A Warner Media press release says the pair were very close, which is why Washington gave Sammy the job. Though she describes herself as a digital creator in her Instagram bio, Sammy also lists a second job working in business development for Houston-based SAF Interest, LLC.
As for her education, Sammy says she graduated from the University of Houston’s C.T. Bauer College of Business in 2022 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing.
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