Jillian Michaels is a well-known figure in the fitness industry, not only for her role as the no-excuses trainer on The Biggest Loser, but also an inspiration of health to many people seeking to lead a healthy lifestyle.
But these days, she’s receiving recognition of a different kind as one of People Magazine’s 2012 Most Beautiful People – which is a highly-anticipated collection of the world’s most beautiful celebrities which the magazine publishes every year.
With much anticipation surrounding this year’s list, it’s no surprise that Jillian was named among the lucky few. And perhaps an even higher honor is that she was recognized among the most beautiful celebrities inside and out for their roles in helping people in need.
Of the star, People Magazine wrote that “During the process of adopting a baby, the trainer connected with an agency that brought ‘deeper meaning to my life,’ she [Jillian] says. ‘Other than being a parent, I can’t imagine anything more fulfilling.'”
The organization that Jillian went through to adopt her daughter is allblessings.org. Prior to the adoption, she said she wanted to take a year off from work, which included stepping down as trainer from The Biggest Loser – and focus on starting a family and becoming a mother.
It’s obvious that Jillian has a good heart, and we’re thrilled to see that she was recognized not just for her stunning outward appearance, but for her inner beauty as well. Still, there’s no denying that the fitness guru is breathtakingly gorgeous and has a killer bod to show for all her hard work.
Those who’ve followed news of Jillian for long know that she wasn’t born with her amazing figure, but that she has to work for it hard, every day. Overweight herself as a young woman, Jillian says it was through hard work and dedication that she was able to lose the weight and become healthy. And she hopes her achievements can show others that they can do the same as well.
Every time we see Jillian leading a workout or teaching people about healthy eating, we feel inspired. We’re thankful that she landed in the spotlight the way she did, as she’s an inspiration people everywhere – showing them that they can achieve a healthy lifestyle if they really want it. And for that, we say congratulations to Jillian for being selected as one of 2012’s Most Beautiful People. We couldn’t agree more with this vote.