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Jillian Harris Writes Farewell Love Letter to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Designer Jillian Harris went from sharing hot dog topping advice on The Bachelor Season 13 to getting engaged on The Bachelorette Season 5 to landing her dream job on the design team with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

On Thursday, December 15, the news came out that this will be EM:HE’s final season. On Friday, Jilly posted “My Love Letter to EMHE” on her website and here’s the start of the heartfelt tribute:

“If you only ever read one of my posts – please let it be this one.

I never thought in a million years I'd ever fall so madly in love with a job. Even with the tears welling up in my eyes for the last few days, I can proudly say I am forever changed from being a part of this LEGACY that is Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. It has been my life for the last two years and is one of my greatest loves.

It isn’t the show that changed thousands of lives, including my own- it's the ONE volunteer, the family business that builds the home, the sea of blue shirts who pull multiple all-nighters for a neighbor, friend or possibly someone they haven't even met yet. All of my friends, fans and family who have donated, watched, spread the word and supported my dream, thank you. YOU have made my dream come true. When I was at my lowest of lows, it was this ‘job’ that reminded me how beautiful life is, and saved me.”

Read the full post here.


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12.18.2011 / 06:30 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
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