What a fabulous year it has been for Jordin Sparks.
Since the world ogled her killer looks at the Billboard Music Awards–where she did a heartfelt Whitney Houston tribute–we now patiently wait to see her dominate the screen in the film Sparkle. The best part of the wait? Sparks flaunts her well-kept body and signature smile on the cover of the latest issue of SHAPE Magazine.
Inside the issue, the radiant 22-year-old starlet dishes on her new found physical confidence and how she lost 50 pounds by living a healthier lifestyle:
“I don’t know what I was thinking saying, ‘It’s the first time I’ve put a bikini on. I’m going to post it to the entire world,’” she said about debuting her new beach bod via Twitter. “I like what I see in the mirror. I liked what I saw in the mirror before. It just didn’t work in a bikini. And now it does. So I’m excited!”
Next on her agenda is hosting Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day for the U.S. Open in New York City with Canadian MTV VJ, Quddus.–Stacy Ann-Ellis