Splashing around! A carefree Ajay Rochester enjoys a swim in Sydney after fleeing Los Angeles after 10 months of being locked up ‘like a self-imposed prisoner’ in her apartment
After a decade of living in Los Angeles, former Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester has relocated back to Australia.
And she doesn’t appear to have any regrets about the move, as she looked happier than every while enjoying a day out at Clovelly Beach in Sydney on Monday.
Ajay, 51, appeared to be in great spirits as she splashed around in the ocean and performed some relaxing yoga moves.
Back home: After a decade of living in Los Angeles, former Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester has moved back to Australia
She kept sun-safe by sporting a rash vest, which she paired with black boardshorts.
The television personality styled her blonde hair into two plaits and went makeup free for the outing.
She kept her phone around her neck in a waterproof bag while going for a swim.
Beach day: The 51-year-old doesn’t appear to have any regrets about the move as she enjoyed a fun-filled day out at Clovelly Beach in Sydney on Monday
out and about: Ajay appeared in great spirits as she splashed around in the ocean and enjoyed some relaxing yoga by the pool
At one stage, a nervous-looking Ajay hesitated by the water’s edge before jumping into the ocean to cool off.
She appeared to be enjoying herself and even took some photos on her iPhone.
Later on, Ajay returned to her towel and did some relaxing yoga stretches.
Style: She kept sun-safe sporting a black rash vest for the dip, which she paired with black and purple board shorts
Leap of faith: A nervous Ajay, hesitated by the waters edge before she jumped into the water and enjoyed a swim
Accessory: She kept her phone around her neck in a waterproof bag while swimming in the ocean
The sun-soaked outing comes after Ajay returned to Australia from LA in December.
She flew in to Sydney and completed her 14 days of mandatory hotel quarantine.
The mother of one told The Daily Telegraph she’d returned Down Under because she was sick of the lockdown in California.
Natural: The television personality tied her blonde locks into two plaits and went makeup free for the outing
Happy snaps: She appeared to be enjoying herself as she splashed around and even took some photos on her phone
Back in Oz: The sun soaked outing comes after Ajay returned to Australia from Los Angeles in December
‘I spent 10 months in my apartment locked up, like a self-imposed prisoner terrified of this virus while millions of others go about doing what they want and it just spiraled out of control,’ she said.
‘I just knew I had to go. I had this gut feeling. People here don’t realise how lucky they have it.’
Leaving her life in America behind wasn’t easy for Ajay, who had to deal with a lot of bureaucracy before being permitted to fly out of the country.
Calming: Later, Ajay returned to her towel where she did some relaxing yoga stretches by the ocean pool
Relaxing: The mother-of-one undertook a routine featuring Child’s Pose and Cobra Pose
Fed up: Ajay told The Daily Telegraph on Monday that she returned to Australia because she was sick of the lockdown in LA
It took her three months to find a way home due to tough Covid-19 restrictions.
‘I got home in the end so I’m one of the lucky ones as there are so many who haven’t been as fortunate,’ she said.
Ajay, who hosted weight loss show The Biggest Loser from 2006 to 2009, had relocated to the U.S. in 2010. She has a son, Kai, 21, who has Asperger’s Syndrome.
Her most recent TV appearance was on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2019, but she now mostly works behind the scenes as a casting agent.
‘I got home in the end so I’m one of the lucky ones’: She revealed that it took her three months to find a way home due to tough Covid-19 restrictions