Jordin Sparks had an ongoing battle with her weight since rising to fame and becoming victor of American Idol in 2007.
Now Jordin Sparks has decided to completely overhaul her image and do something about her health.
And the singer is so pleased with her new look after dropping an astonishing 50 lbs, she’s shown off her new slimline figure on the cover of Shape magazine.
Jordin Sparks, 22, displayed her toned figure in an electric blue bikini as she became this month’s cover girl.
Obviously confident in her new skin, she smiled widely as her petite frame is shown for all to see.
And she’s spoken out about overcoming her weight battle inside the issue.
Jordin Sparks has shown off her new slimline figure on the cover of Shape magazine
Jordin Sparks said: “I knew I had a long road ahead of me. I was barely working out, and my diet was a mess. I had to address when, what, and how much I was eating.”
She revealed that she decided to change her eating and exercise pattern when she realized she should be making the most of herself now that she’s at her prime in her twenties.
The singer added: “I just wanted to be healthy. 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.
Jordin Sparks has previously modelled from plus-size clothing and has spoken of her larger frame in the past: “I love food and I love my curves,” she said at the time.
“I’m very strong-willed and I’m stubborn in that sense to where I’m just like <<No, I won’t be that way>>.
“The stick-thin thing, I’m kind of just like, <<Not gonna do it>> and <<I couldn’t>>.”
But Jordin Sparks seems overwhelmed by the weight that she has dropped, telling Shape magazine: “The weight really started falling off, and I could see my muscles. It was awesome.”
Los Angeles will be host to the Sparkle Singing Challenge, sponsored by Sony Pictures and Myspace, happening Saturday, July 14th, beginning at 12:00 p.m.
The Los Angeles winner will receive $500 in cash and a chance to compete for the national Grand Prize. The Grand Prize winner will win a trip to New York, an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park, a recording session with the Punch Monkeys producer & writing team, and a Myspace homepage feature!
The challenge is also taking place nationwide the same day in the following markets: New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Charlotte, St. Louis, Cleveland, Detroit, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Miami, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, and Philadelphia.
Sparkle movie, starring Whitney Houston, opens August 17th in theaters everywhere
The St. Louis singing contest will take place at the NASCAR Speedpark
At St. Louis Mills Mall
To pre-register and reserve audition spots ahead of time, email [email protected]
St. Louis Prize: The winner will receive $500 in cash, a $25 BEBE gift card and a chance to compete for the Grand Prize.
Amateur singers between the ages of 13 and 40 will be asked to sing a 60 second a capella version of one of two songs: Celebrate, or Something He Can Feel. Clips from the songs, official rules, along with more information about the contest, can be found at www.myspace.com/sparkle.
In the LA Area: To pre-register and reserve audition spots ahead of time, email [email protected] or call (323) 330-8867.
Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green, opens August 17th in theaters everywhere.
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Whitney Houston’s final record, a duet with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, has been released.
The disco-inspired track, Celebrate, came out on Monday ahead of the late singer’s upcoming film, Sparkle.
Sparkle, which tells the story of three sisters who become Motown stars, is a re-make of the 1976 film of the same name.
Whitney Houston plays Jordin Sparks’s mother in the movie, which will be released in August in the US.
Whitney Houston's final record, a duet with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, has been released
The film also stars singer Cee Lo Green.
Jordin Sparks paid tribute to Whitney Houston at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, with a rendition of I Will Always Love You.
She presented a posthumous award to Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Whitney Houston’s last big movie was The Preacher’s Wife in 1996.
She also had leading roles in Waiting to Exhale and The Bodyguard, opposite Kevin Costner.
Whitney Houston, one of the world’s best known singers in the ’80s and ’90s, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room on the eve of the Grammy Awards in February.
Bobbi Kristina Brown last night delivered a touching tribute to Whitney Houston at the Billboard Music Awards 2012.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19, accepted the special Millennium Award on behalf of her late mother, after she was escorted onto the stage by her adopted brother Nick Gordon and received a quick kiss from him.
Whitney Houston’s daughter had been reduced to tears while watching an emotional video dedicated to the singer.
But Bobbi Kristina was well-spoken and composed when it came to delivering her poignant speech, with Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston by her side, who also gave an introduction.
Bobbi Kristina was well-spoken and composed when it came to delivering her poignant speech, with Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston by her side, who also gave an introduction
Bobbi Kristina Brown said: “I just really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all. Not just from when it was good, but when it was bad too.
“Thank you so much for showing that much love, because she deserved it. She did. I’m just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman’s life.”
The teenager added: “There will never be another one ever, and I thank you, all of you – the fans, everyone. Thank you so much.”
During the speech, the camera cut to Brandy, the sister of Whitney Houston’s former partner Ray J.
Brandy could be seen mouthing the words “never ever” while Bobbi Kristina spoke about her mother’s uniqueness.
There were also tributes to Whitney Houston, who died aged 48 on February 11, in the form of performances.
After an introduction by Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend sang Greatest Love of All while Jordin Sparks delivered an emotional rendition of I Will Always Love You.
During Jordin Sparks’ performance, cameras followed Bobbi Kristina Brown who was seen sobbing at the tribute.