Jeannie Mai, who lost 15 pounds of muscle after emergency surgery forced her to quit “Dancing With the Stars” last November, is fighting back harder than ever. The 42-year-old TV show host and YouTuber, exiting Season 29 of the popular dance competition with potentially life-threatening condition epiglottis last year, has been documenting her recovery on her Instagram, with today bringing a jaw-dropping bikini snap. Jeannie was celebrating her recent January 4 birthday, she was looking rock-hard, and there was a massive underboob flash. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photo. Jeannie, who has stated she nearly died during the series and, after surgery, was left unable to eat, has been working hard both in the gym and with a nutrition plan she announced is “aggressive.” The results of her fighting spirit are showing.
Today’s photo, showing Jeannie on a deck backing onto oceans, featured the “How Do I Look?” host with a leg bent back and flaunting one killer body in the tiniest of peachy-pink bikinis, also sporting a tie-dye beach shirt worn open.
Jeannie, also sporting metallic shades, addressed her 2.4 million followers with nothing but positivity, opening: “This year is unlike any other year I’ve ever celebrated my birthday. It was an awakening year, one that made me recognize what it means to be truly GRATEFUL.”
For Mai, it’s the “little things” that have made her grateful, from time to print photos and re-reading books she loved as a child, to facing her hears with the whole of America watching.
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Mentioning fiancé Jeezy, Jeannie added: “I’m grateful for the STRENGTH and resilience in my body after surgery, grateful to nourish it back to health, grateful for the healing love of my soulmate, Jay, and my family.”
Of course, Jeannie’s love of “fashion” was also mentioned, but this was a gratitude post, with the star concluding she’s “utterly grateful for life” as she thanked fans for their birthday wishes. Over 70,000 likes poured in before the post was an hour hold. See her hospital photo below.
Jeannie was left heart-broken when she was forced to exit “DWTS,” saying her dreams were crushed. The California native, partnered by Brandon Armstrong, has spoken openly about her weight loss, saying in December of last year that she was unable to eat for three weeks: “I lost 15 pounds of muscle that I previously worked so hard to build,” she wrote on Instagram.
As to how popular Jeannie was during “DWTS,” scroll for the “WAP” comments her spandex photo sparked on Instagram.