The Biggest Loser winner Olivia Ward lost an astounding 129 pounds to take victory on the show’s season 11 live finale last night. The opera singer just barely managed to edge out her own sister, Hannah Curlee, who came in second with a total weight loss of 120 pounds. Ward weighed in at 261 pounds at the start of the season.

Olivia Ward before and after - ABC

“For such a long time, I didn’t even let myself imagine winning,” Olivia Ward told People magazine. “I will say the last few weeks I was really pushing towards the finish line and I thought about that confetti!”

Well, we probably would have been thinking about that massive $250,000 prize money instead — but that wouldn’t be nearly so humble to say. Ward says she’s very excited about the prospect of finally being cast for those ‘sexpot roles’ instead of the humorous or matronly roles she has previously been saddled with. To which, we have to say, there are ‘sexpot’ opera roles? We had no idea…

New career opportunities aside, Ward is also thrilled to get her new slimmer bod to the beach as soon as possible. “I’m so excited to try on a bathing suit and not want to kill myself first,” Ward told Us Weekly after the finale last night.

In a true act of love, Ward’s husband also dropped over 100 pounds while his wife was slaving away to lose weight on the ranch. Now that, honey, is a man you want to keep!



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