A lot has changed for Jordin Sparks since she won Season 6 of American Idol in 2007!
Star caught up with the singer at the 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards on Fri., Feb. 7. Check out the Q&A below and find out what she told us about her 50 pound weight loss, fad dieting failure and more!
You look amazing! Have you struggled with your body in the past?
I’d be lying if I said I haven’t. I lost a lot of weight the past few years — 50 pounds! I think before the weight loss, I was fine about how I looked, but what was shocking to me was that everyone else wasn’t. I would go online and read stuff that said I needed to lose weight and I was like, ‘Wait, I like my body!’ But then I realized I needed to get healthy, so I did it the right way with fitness and really intense exercise.
What is the craziest fad diet you’ve ever tried?
When I was younger, I tried to go vegetarian to lose weight because I wanted a quick fix. I was doing it for all the wrong reasons. The second I saw a piece of chicken, I was like, ‘Screw this, give me that!’ Fad diets just don’t work! I also tried the Master Cleanse once where you don’t eat anything and you just drink this juice. I did it for a day and felt like I was going to pass out.
Would you say you are secure or insecure about your body?
I’m completely secure about my body now and I feel sexier than ever. In the past, of course, I would get a little insecure, but that’s why I chose to get healthy. I love my curves and I love my body, and I’m proud of the work that I’ve put in to look this way. It was a journey, but I think I’ve been able to inspire a lot of woman that they can do it, too!