Hannah Curlee Young is half the woman she used to be – or 48.39% of her former self, to be exact! Curlee and her sister Olivia Ward were the top two finishers on Season 11 of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” reality show.
By the show’s end, Curlee had dropped from 248 pounds to 128, a 120-pound loss. For viewers, the transformation was startling. For Hannah, it was life altering!
The Houston native was high school homecoming queen and accomplished athlete before an accident at age 20 resulted in spinal surgery and the beginning of life on the sidelines. Twelve years and over 100 pounds later, Hannah started her journey back to good health when she and her sister snagged a couple of spots on the “The Biggest Loser.”
During her eight months on the show, support from back home was one of her biggest sources of strength. Letters and emails from former colleagues, doctors, nurses and other staff at Hospital Corporation of America, (her employer) buoyed her spirits and kept her focused on her goal. Today, Curlee is committed to paying back the help and support she received. Hannah currently tours the country sharing her journey to health and she also runs her own private coaching company. She will also be launching a podcast in 2019 with sister and Biggest Loser Winner Olivia Ward and sister Norah Curlee as well as the launch of her new website “HeyHannah.co”. You have seen Hannah on The Doctor’s, Dr. Drew’s Life Changers, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, on the cover of Fitness Magazine, In Touch Magazine and People Magazine as well as many other media outlets. Hannah splits her time traveling across the country as a motivational speaker, coaching others and spending time with her husband/Personal Trainer, Pate Young and her 2 year old son, Milo. Hannah and her family reside in Nashville, TN.