Despite her reputation as America’s toughest trainer, Jillian Michaels has a softer side. When she’s not hitting the gym, the fitness guru, author and K-Swiss collaborator prefers sparkles over sport shoes. “I wear a lot of Louboutins, Prada and YSL,” she said. “It’s my diva side.” But that’s not to say she doesn’t appreciate how workout gear should fit and feel, so last spring she launched the Jillian Michaels Collection by K-Swiss, including an assortment of activewear and footwear. Michaels was most recently seen in a viral video campaign for the brand, alongside fellow pitchman Danny McBride as Kenny Powers from HBO’s “Eastbound and Down.” At press time, the video had already received nearly 1.2 million views on YouTube. Here, the hard-nosed health expert reveals her guilty pleasures, memorable movies and what band fits her life.
What do you think about while hitting the punching bag?
“Television executives and corporate America.”
Guilty pleasures: Red wine, DeLeon Tequila and chocolate.”
Best TV Moment: “When we had the first female winner of The Biggest Loser.”
Movies I can quote by heart: “‘When Harry Met Sally,’ ‘The Matrix,’ ‘Indiana Jones,’ ‘Terms of Endearment’ and ‘Magnolia.'”
Favorite book: “I hate to admit this, but ‘A New Earth.’ I know it’s trite, but I absolutely loved it. It touched me.”
Song that suits my personality: “Anything from AC/DC.”