May 25, 2011 04:24:40 GMT
Never imagining to win the show, Olivia who entered the competition with her sister Hannah Curlee says the thought of being showered with confetti helped push her towards the finish line.
Olivia Ward is "The Biggest Loser" winner in season 11. At the last weigh in, it was revealed that she currently weighs 132 lbs. The New York City opera singer originally weighed 261 lbs, which means she lost 129 lbs after 5 months.
Olivia beat out her own sister Hannah Curlee who started at 248 lbs and ended at 128 lbs for a total loss of 120 lbs. The third finalist Irene Alvarado currently weighs 139 lbs. She lost 116 lbs after originally weighing 255 lbs.
As the winner, Olivia took home a grand prize of $250,000. Speaking to People.com after the win, the 35-year-old admitted, "For such a long time, I didn't even let myself imagine winning. I will say the last few weeks I was really pushing towards the finish line and I thought about that confetti!"
She went on sharing, "A lot of people told me to visualize that confetti. Man, I have to tell you, it was not even anywhere as good in my mind as it was tonight. It was just fantastic."
During the finale which was aired on Tuesday, May 24, it was also confirmed that Anna Kournikova will join the reality show next season. The tennis player will replace trainer Jillian Michaels.