Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney reveals her killer abs as she slips on red bikini for photoshoot

By Daily Mail Reporter

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The Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney set a sexy example for fitness fans by showing off her flat stomach for a magazine spread and also shared her fear of sharks.

The 36-year-old mother of two wore a tiny red string bikini on the cover of Shape magazine displaying her taut abs.

The blonde struck another pose inside the magazine showing her lean look in a black sports bra, hugging black leggings and low-top trainers.

Woman in red: Alison Sweeney wore a little red bikini on the cover of Shape magazine's May edition

Woman in red: Alison Sweeney wore a little red bikini on the cover of Shape magazine's May edition

The soap opera star also donned a sleeveless turquoise top and black leggings for a two-page pictorial in which she shared a 10-minute workout.

She also looked great in a green bikini in the magazine's table of contents.

 

The Days of Our Lives actress was floating around an American dress size 12 in 1998, but has lost 30lbs since then.

Best shape ever: The Biggest Loser host showed off her flat stomach in workout gear

Best shape ever: The Biggest Loser host showed off her flat stomach in workout gear

The actress told the magazine that a photo shoot last year for Shape inspired her to keep up her figure.

The mother of eight-year-old Ben and four-year-old Megan also revealed that she finished a marathon, four half marathons and a triathlon in the past year.

The hardest part of the triathlon was getting over her fear of the open water.

Star workout: Alison shared a 10-minute workout in the magazine

Star workout: Alison shared a 10-minute workout in the magazine

'Sure, I practiced in my pool for half an hour twice a week,' Alison said, 'but that didn’t prepare me for when I first stepped in the ocean. I was convinced I’d get eaten by a shark!'

She completed the event without a shark incident and already is training for another this fall.

Slim star: Alison graces the May issue of Shape magazine and offers exercise tips

Slim star: Alison graces the May issue of Shape magazine and offers exercise tips

Alison told the magazine the sporting challenges have added meaning to her workouts.

'When I have a goal, like that race, and then actually cross the finish line, it’s so satisfying,' she said.The 20-year soap opera veteran already has published The Mommy Diet guide for expecting mothers and told Shape she's branched out into fiction.

'For 20 years, I’ve been part of some wonderful storylines on Days,' she said. 'I yearned to be part of that process of sharing my own stories with other people, but as an actor, I didn’t have that outlet.'

Her novel The Star Attraction about a Hollywood publicist and her handsome A-list client provided the creative outlet and will be out in time for summer beach reading.

The busy mom keeps up on social media with frequent posts on Twitter and Facebok and admitted she's pressed for time.

She recently made a commitment to slow down and give herself an entire hour every day.

To make sure it happens, she's putting the me time in her calendar and said the goal is still a work in progress.

Former self: Alison Sweeney at the TV Guide Awards March 1998

Former self: Alison Sweeney at the TV Guide Awards March 1998

Working mother: With her kids at the 3rd Annual My Brother Charlie Family Fun Festival last August

Working mother: With her kids at the 3rd Annual My Brother Charlie Family Fun Festival last August

Soap star: With Austin Peck as Austin Reed, as she portrayed Sami Brady on Days of Our Lives

Height of fame: With Austin Peck as Austin Reed, when she played Sami Brady on Days of Our Lives


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Butterface

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I actually loved her looks back when she was heavier. She was so natural and just beautiful, she was never "fat". Of course she's beautiful now too, but stil... I always loved how she looked.

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Wow they have airbrushed the crap out of her torso! Shame as her figure is actually fabulous. Doesan't send out a good message really.

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Wow! She looks great!!

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one word: photoshop.

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she looks fab - perfect figure

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BOINNNGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I remember Alison Sweeney from "Days of Our Lives" when she was pudgy and believe me- this lady has put in some serious time and effort to get that body! Good for you Alison, your body is lean and fit, your face is as beautiful as ever!

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Sure she looks great. But I know that this is an actress who has struggled with her weight when there was no real reason. She was a British size 16 as a teen and the gossip rags gave her hell over it - never mind that she was pretty and shapely the best villain on daytime TV at such a young age - it all came down to her weight. I think she became more famous for selling diet pills and MC-ing a diet show then for her acting. It's sad that she gets so much attention over her weight still - that it's become a bit of a career even. I hope she knows she was never not beautiful.

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about time

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