At age 17, Jordin Sparks took home the title of American Idol at a size 14. Now a size 8, the 21-year-old says she’s feeling more confident – and it shows in her first-ever bikini shoot for People magazine’s ‘Most Amazing Body’ issue.
“I’ve always felt cute, but now I feel sexier,” Jordin says in the new issue.
She credits her new figure to taking Zumba classes, scaling down her portion sizes and sticking to her new healthy lifestyle. Says Sparks: “I was determined.”
Finding a healthy lifestyle has been a challenge for Sparks. In the past she tried to go vegetarian, “but I smelled a steak and was, like, ‘I can’t do this!’ ” she says. She even tried quick fixes like the Master Cleanse. “I lasted a day,” she admits.
But don’t worry. Jordin Sparks assures her fans she’s not going to take her weight loss too far. “I definitely didn’t want to lose my curves,” she says. “I’m in a good place now.”