Jordin Sparks shows off a lithe bikini body in 'Shape'
American Idol alumna Jordin Sparks is starting to do the pre-release rounds for her movie Sparkle, but while the news should be about her starring role alongside Whitney Houston, her new cover on Shape magazine has people yapping about her new figure. Well, it's new on magazine covers, anyway.
After showing signs of slimming down last summer, Sparks has dropped 50 pounds and wants to let everyone know it. She tells the magazine she decided to battle the bulge at 21, because she was literally always sick and tired.
"I just wanted to be healthy," she says. "I remember thinking, 'I'm in my prime. I should be happy and fit.' That was the moment I decided that changes needed to be made."
She said she started walking around her neighborhood, then hiking, joining a gym for Zumba and eating better. You can see the results for yourself. Oh, and she'll be in Sparkle next month.