05/05/2011 at 12:00 PM EDT
There's a reason "Makeover Week" is everyone's favorite episode of The Biggest Loser
. For the contestants this season, this will likely go down as one of their most memorable moments to date.
From the royal wedding
to the Biggest Loser
transformations, it seems everyone is getting a little piece of the fairy tale. And there's no better way to end a fairy tale makeover episode than to grant the contestants the ultimate wish – erasing the yellow weigh-in line so that no one would be sent home. Jillian Michaels was right: Someone must be watching down on Jay because he is one lucky fellow! But on to the good stuff…
As a certified girlie girl, nothing is more exciting than getting a whole new look by Hollywood's fashion experts! When Tim Gunn (of Project Runway
) appeared in a horse drawn carriage, I was overcome with a twinge of envy because he missed our season. But I was excited to see what this "fairy godfather" had planned for the final 5 contestants. I still remember what it was like to meet celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves! He's a household name who works with the most beautiful A-list celebrities like Jessica Simpson
, and I was just in awe of the whole experience.
In line with the theme of the episode, it was certainly a magical moment as each contestant stepped out of the carriage to reveal all the fruits of their labor. The transformations were incredible! But the one person I loved watching the most was Hannah's dad, who'd been brought in with other contestants' family members to witness their makeovers. He was a bundle of nerves mixed with excitement. What a treat it was to watch him finally see his daughter transformed into a beautiful, confident young woman.
Nearly speechless, the only words he was able to get out were, "Oh my goodness, oh my goodness." But when he finally gained his composure and realized what all of this meant, he said, "Yeah, I'm gonna have to get me a bigger gun."
At the weigh-in, Olivia's performance was symbolic of not only her journey, but the journey of all those who struggle to achieve something that seems to be out of reach. And at that moment, I think she realized she finally caught what she has been chasing for all these years. It was incredibly moving and a beautiful way to end a fairy tale week.
This is the kind of stuff dreams are made of...