Jordin Sparks is showing off her 50-pound weight loss on the cover of “Shape” magazine. The singer hasn’t been shy about her desire to shed the extra weight. But she says the real reason behind her transformation was to get healthy. Bossip reports last year Jordin tweeted a picture of herself in a bikini that showed signs of a forming six-pack.
She says she kept thinking that she was in the “prime” of her life and should be “happy” and “fit.”
So she made changes that include eating better and working out.
The “American Idol” alum explains she got started by walking around her neighborhood then tried hiking.
She later got a gym membership and started taking Zumba classes.
Sparks is set to appear alongside the late Whitney Houston in “Sparkle,” opening August 17th.
She will be taking questions from fans via Twitter this Wednesday at 3:00 pm Eastern. Fans can tweet at “Shape Magazine” or Jordin Sparks with the hashtag “AskJordin” to have questions answered. Check out pic’s below: