Jillian Michaels on Leaving Biggest Loser: 'I Felt Ashamed'

Former Biggest Loser yell-mentor Jillian Michaels has opened up about the reasons she left the show, and it's more or less exactly what you would expect.

Michaels told People that she and the producers had a few fundamental disagreements, one of which was the way she was portrayed in recent seasons. "In the beginning of the show it was tough love. You saw the tough, and you saw the love," she said. Recently, though, she thinks she was depicted as overly harsh: "You saw none of the relationships, none of the bonds that I build with my clients." Which, in her opinion, caused "millions of people [to] have this warped perception of me."

She also mentions the controversy last season after one contestant lost 60% of her body weight and later said that maybe she was "a little too enthusiastic in [her] training to get to the finale."

"I had to take a hard look at my work," Michaels said, re: that whole debacle. "I felt ashamed, and I came to the conclusion that moving forward, I need to be able to have an impact on the outcome of what I do." Ok then! Godspeed to everyone, I guess. [Daily Mail, People]


Jillian Michaels on Leaving Biggest Loser: 'I Felt Ashamed'

Zayn from One Direction has had a public Instagram for but a day and it is already wreaking havoc on the hearts of teens everywhere. (Also on the hearts of Jezebel writers.) Specifically, Zayn posted a picture of himself wearing what appeared to be a wedding ring and the world wept a sea of tears; his rep then said it was just an engagement ring and the tears continued unabated. Sigh. [Page Six]


Jillian Michaels on Leaving Biggest Loser: 'I Felt Ashamed'

Anna Paquin dyed her hair PURPLE and BLUE. She looks like a very sophisticated mermaid; I approve a lot. [E!]


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