The 55-year-old has lost an amazing 34 kilograms – and proudly wears bikini on TV to prove it.
55-year-old Kirstie Alley wearing a cranberry two-piece bikini on Oprah Winfrey’s show proving that you’re never too old to get in shape – or get into bikini.
Kirstie Alley promised to wear bikini on Oprah a year ago. “I’m thinking this would be a really good challenge. If I don’t make it, I’m really sorry. You can all come over to my house and see me in a bikini,” she said at that time.
At that time, Kirstie Alley had just finished shooting her “Fat Actress” reality series, and told Oprah she weighed 219 pounds.
“She hadn’t lost pound one when the first ad appeared,” said Cozette Phifer, a spokesperson for Jenny Craig, “It was the first time ever that we had someone go on camera and say, ‘I’m fat and I want to lose weight.’ We both had to take a leap of faith, and it was risky for her.”
Since then, Kirstey Alley continued to shed about one to two pounds per week, until she reached her goal weight loss of 75 pounds last summer.
To prepare for her bikini appearance, Kirstie Alley, former competitive swimmer, prepared a lot. “I’m working hard to get myself in shape for my bikini debut on Oprah. I’m walking vigorously (hiking) every morning for one hour on these big ole hills by my house. Then I try to get in an afternoon workout of weights, circuit, palates or yoga”,” Kirstie wrote in her blog at JennyCraig.com.
The actress, who is a spokesperson for Jenny Craig, revealed her plans to star in a series of bikini-based ads that will be unveiled around Christmas.