WOW!!!! What a night. And our first Female Biggest Loser. And it couldn’t happen to a better person. Ali is so incredible, and genuine and hard working… I am so thrilled for her. I love all the contestants. So proud and impressed with their transformations – Bernie is so hot! Brittany, steamy hot! Jackie looks fabulous?! How cute is Jay??!!! And Roger is so handsome!
We all went out after the show to celebrate. I loved meeting everyone’s families. Mark & Jay’s sister explained to me that Jay used to watch Days when he was younger, so that’s why he couldn’t talk to me without blushing for the first several weeks! Lol. And I have my very own ‘Bern-dana’ now. I met Kelly’s incredibly supportive and funny family. They were all so fun to hang out with.
And, I needed to unwind. Those are the two most stressful hours for me!!! Mostly because I want it to be such a perfect experience for the contestants. I want them to enjoy themselves, show off their fab new bodies, but we have to put a show on! And that’s my job.. to keep the show going, keep things moving. And frankly, it wasn’t off to a great start when the teleprompter went out about 12 seconds into the live broadcast. I mean, come on. Actors worst nightmare. Luckily we made it through okay. And once I started introducing everyone, and the crowd was so wildly supportive and fun, it just all became such a party.
Ali was off on a plane to NYC that night to do the Today show on Wed morning. And then back to be on Ellen today – which will air on Friday (4/18). I went over to visit her on the set of Ellen.
. It is shot on the same lot as Days. Ali was FANTASTIC on the show. So cute, sweet and positive. She has such a great message to share with everyone. Afterwards, she asked if she could see where I work. I took her over to the Days set and it was the quickest spreading gossip. Cast and crew came out of the woodwork to come meet Ali give her a hug and congratulate her on her success. Ali is a big hugger. :) She walked through Salem, met Peter and Kristian (Bo and Hope).
Kristian gave her one of her bracelets of her own design. Hopefaithmiracles.com the bracelet has a charm on it that says “believe” and it gave me chills to see how it affected Ali to receive such an appropriate, and meaningful gift. She is such a sweetheart. And everyone loved meeting her.