Fans of “American Idol” will know how Jordin Sparks rose to fame at 17 years old after winning Season 7. But it wasn’t just her singing that got people talking. Sparks also made headlines for her weight-loss journey.
It was a health concern in 2010 that prompted Sparks’ journey, and she wound up losing 50 pounds, according to Today. “I got really sick in the fall of 2010 right after Broadway,” Sparks explained to the outlet in 2012. “And I was just like, I am not going to take my health for granted anymore. This changes right here, right now.” So, how did she do it? “I just took baby steps because I was so fatigued from what I was sick with,” Sparks told Today. “Just doing baby steps and getting more into physical activity and then eventually I found a trainer. And I’ve just been trying to keep it up. It’s a day-by-day thing. It’s been a year and a half, and I feel good.”
Despite this transformation, we haven’t seen much of Sparks in recent months. Yes, she competed on “The Masked Singer” in 2021 as the “Exotic Bird.” However, she finished in fifth place, according to Fox News. Hey, it’s something.