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‘Biggest Loser’s Hannah Curlee & Olivia Ward: What Jillian Michaels Is Really Like

Thu, April 18, 2013 1:24pm EDT by Dory Larrabee 1 Comment
Courtesy Of NBC, Shape/Fitness Magazine

Olivia and Hannah are best known as the purple team from Season 11 of ‘The Biggest Loser.’ They spilled to EXCLUSIVELY what they’ve been up to since the show and what the trainers are really like when the cameras are off!

Olivia Ward, winner of The Biggest Loser Season 11, and runner-up, Hannah Curlee, spilled to in a new video interview from April 10. They reveal show secrets, share their best weight loss and diet tips and tell us what trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels are REALLY like behind the scenes!

Hannah & Olivia Spill ‘Biggest Loser’ Secrets

“A lot of people think that we’re with the trainers 24 hours a day, that people are cooking our meals. We were with the trainers about 6-9 hours a week but the show really wants you to learn how to do this at home. So you do have to make a lot of your own choices and there are no professional chefs on the show,” Hannah told EXCLUSIVELY about their time on the show, which aired in 2011.

“Bob and Jillian are actually two of the most amazing people we’ve ever worked with. Now in the beginning, Jillian and I did not like each other. But I realized that she was trying to get me to earn her respect but also she was fighting for us when we wouldn’t fight for ourselves. Bob, first of all, TV does the man no justice. He is the hottest man and he is the kindest, and really the toughest trainer that you will ever come in contact with.” Hannah tells us.

Hannah & Olivia’s Weight Loss Advice For Real Women

“I think the most important thing is just to remember that small changes add up and make huge results. You think the weight didn’t come on over night, so it’s not gonna come off over night. Even you know people watch the show, I mean, we were there for nine and a half months! That’s a long time!” Olivia says.

“For girls, we always say find one piece of clothing, for us it was a pair of  jeans, we hung up our old jeans on the top of our bedroom window that made an entire curtain panel and put the jeans we wanted to wear on the refrigerator. So find something that you can see everyday and let that motivate you,” Hannah adds.

Get Motivated With Friends

“Olivia and I launched a new challenge for us called Dietbet,” Hannah says. “Dietbet is a website that really encourages people to lose weight as a game. And the coolest part is we’ve already played the weight loss game, but it was a way for our fans and people to play with us. So you lose 4% of your body weight. You all put money in a pot. Our pot is at $63,000, and the great thing about it, unlike the show, is if you make your goal of 4% [loss] in thirty days, everyone wins!”

Watch our entire interview with Hannah and Olivia below, HollywoodLifers!

WATCH: Hannah Curlee & Olivia Ward Talk ‘Biggest Loser’
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— Dory Larrabee

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