Jordin Sparks Loses 50 Pounds and Shows Off New Slim Figure at 'Sparkle' Premiere
Jordin Sparks sizzled at Tuesday night's NYC premiere of Sparkle, the film she stars in with the late Whitney Houston.
The Season 5 American Idol winner has lost 50 pounds and she's all about showing off her sexy new body.
Health issues were the reason the 22-year-old decided to get into shape and she told NBC's The Today Show , “I got really sick in the fall of 2010 right after Broadway and I was just like, I am not going to take my health for granted anymore. This changes right here, right now.”
So the singer started her drastic weight loss process by making a lot of changes to her diet.
“I was really evaluating what I was eating, when,” she said. "And why I was eating it. I love food and so I was just eating because it tasted good. I kind of re-evaluated that. Now I definitely listen to my body first.”
“I just took baby steps because I was so fatigued from what I was sick with. Just doing baby steps and getting more into physical activity and then eventually I found a trainer. And I’ve just been trying to keep it up. It’s a day by day thing. It’s been a year and a half and I feel good.”
And her hard work has paid off! Jordin is on the August cover of Shape magazine looking fantastic in a tiny purple bikini.
"I could only dream of having a cover and looking like that," she told Us. "I thought, 'I did it!' I had to walk back to my dressing room and . . . pull myself together because I was overwhelmed. I cried. I shed a little tear."