Extreme Makeover: Jillian Harris Edition!

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From The Bachelorette to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition!

The lovely Jillian Harris recently traveled to Slaughterville, Okla., where she pitched in to rebuild the home of Brian and Audra Skaggs, whose two-year-old son, Jhett, has a weakened immune system after receiving a heart transplant.

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“The Skaggs reminded me of ‘my kind of people,” says Jillian, who is still engaged to Bachelorette winner Ed Swiderski. “They love country music, campfires, family.”

Something about that hard hat definitely suits Jill, too ...

Jillian Harris is never afraid to get her hands dirty.

Her expertise as an interior designer certainly came in handy, but Jillian says she also benefited personally from the experience on the feel-good reality show.

“After catapulting into the public eye, getting my heart broken, traveling the world, then falling in love, getting engaged, all while traveling the world again, and then dealing with a public media storm, I was frazzled,” Jillian says.

“I missed the ‘regular,’ spunky energetic Jilly, and worried if she would ever come back. As cliché as it sounds, this experience brought me back to me."

It was also one that made her cry: “The entire process brought me to tears,” says the Canadian cutie. “happy tears, grateful tears and tears of hope.”

Somehow we can't see Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi reacting similarly to such a situation, but that's just us. What an adorable sweetheart Jillian is.

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Jillian Harris Biography

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Jillian Harris Quotes

I don't wanna be really famous and I don't really wanna be an actress. I pay my own bills and I guess what I'm trying to say is part of me wants to stop while I'm ahead. I think I did a great job representing myself on [The Bachelor].

Jillian Harris

I've been a huge fan of the show since Day 1 and I've always looked at The Bachelorette as 'Oh my god, they're so lucky, how did they get there?' and now I'm sitting here - it's very surreal.

Jillian Harris
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