Olivia Ward Wins 'The Biggest Loser'
The Biggest Loser’s two-hour season 11 finale was full of firsts last night. Not only were the three finalists all women, but the two that ultimately faced off for the grand prize of $250,000 were sisters – Hannah and Olivia Ward.
Ultimately, it was Olivia who took home the money, losing 129 pounds, or 49.43 percent of her body weight, in comparison to Hannah, who lost 120 pounds, or 48.39 percent of her weight. The sisters started out at 261 and 248 pounds respectively. “I wouldn’t have rather done this with anyone else,” Olivia told Hannah during the finale. Hannah said, “I'm ready for the next chapter of our lives together.” Eliminated contestant Denise Hill, 59, won the $100,000 At-Home prize by losing 48.83% of her weight.
Since veteran trainer Jillian Michaels (pictured), is leaving the show to focus on starting a family, NBC used the season finale to introduce the new trainer – tennis star Anna Kournikova. Kournikova will make her debut in the fall, joining Bob Harper, Cara Castronuova and Brett Hoebell.