Not many women would be brave enough to declare on television how much they weigh. But that’s exactly what American Idol star Jordin Sparks did as she talked to the Today show on Friday. During the segment Love Your Selfie, Reclaiming Beauty the 24-year-old star opened up to anchor Jenna Bush Hager about her amazing transformation and losing 50lbs(Jordin Sparks Workout Plan For Her 50 LB Weight Loss).
That it is how much I weigh, and I’m okay with it. It feels really good,’ she added. At 6ft tall, the One Step at a Time star has always been stunning. However, there have been times when she felt less than beautiful. Sparks said: ‘I had gotten really sick. And I was about to celebrate my birthday and I was like: ” should be in the prime of my life right now. I shouldn’t be feeling like this. I really need to make my health a priority.”
American Idol stage in 2007, at age 17 and size 14, she flinched at the thought of wearing anything sleeveless. “I like to wear sleeves because they cover up my arms,” she told PEOPLE at the time. Fast-forward to 2011, and a more confident Sparks has no trouble revealing much more than her arms: In February she stepped out in a sexy black backless dress. “I wore it without Spanx!” Sparks says. “I was so excited.”(Jordin Sparks Reveals Her Diet Plan).
And now, after losing 30 lbs. in four months, Sparks has gone even farther-revealing her new trim, size-8 figure in her first-ever bikini photo shoot. “Before, if I were to wear a bikini, it would just be in front of my mom or really close friends with a coverup,” says the pop star, who credits eating smaller portions and taking Zumba, the popular Latin dance-inspired cardio class, for her “sexier” silhouette. “I feel good! I love that I still have my curves. I definitely didn’t want to lose those,” she says, adding, “I don’t want to lose more weight. I just want to tone. I’m in a really good place now.”