This is a treat for American Idol loyalists. One of the show’s most beloved winners has get herself a cover on Shape Magazine’s August issue. We’re talking about the fabulous Miss Jordin Sparks and all we can say about this shot is — dayum, girl! The sleeve feature an extremely svelte, but very fit looking Jordin killing it in a sexy purple bikini. Great hair and makeup add the finishing touches. This doesn’t even look mucho photoshopped, you know? She looks like herself. The body looks like it’s all hers even though we spy some smoothing touch-ups here and there. But they work done on a computer is completely minimal when compared to the work she’s done on herself — that much is pretty evident. Of her incredible 50 pound weight loss, Jordin has said, “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.” And the great news is that the way she achieved those goals sound so healthy and balanced. Simple walking started off her regime, until she got confident enough to try hiking. Once she got used to that, and her body started changing, a gym and Zumba followed, as well as a change in diet. See? It was all slow and steady. No crazy, unhealthy diet fads. The proof is in the sugar-free pudding. You only have to look at her to realize that you shouldn’t have to shock your body into losing weight. It’s not a yo-yo!
[Photo via Shape Magazine]