Jordin Sparks is definitely one of the more positive starlets in Hollywood. You never hear of the 22-year-old singer partying every night. There are no mugshots of the biracial beauty. The songbird has no narrowly missed DUIs on her record. For some, that might make Jordin boring. For us, that makes the girl we first noticed on "American Idol" a great role model.
It's hard to tell on camera but Ms. "Battlefield " is actually six feet tall. She has an imposing presence at any size, but the statuesque beauty recently revealed a healthy new figure. The lovely Jordin is reporting that she's lost 50 pounds. Like her "Idol" big sister Jennifer Hudson, Sparks decided to finally get healthy.
It's been a difficult time for Sparks. Earlier this year she lost her friend and mentor Whitney Houston. Houston plays Jordin's mother in the upcoming film "Sparkle." The movie was the late singer's final role and was meant to be a part of her comeback. The flick is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name. The original project starred Irene Cara, Philip Michael Thomas, Lonette McKee, Mary Alice, and Dorian Harewood. "Sparkle" 2012, in which Sparks plays the lead character, also stars Derek Luke, Cee Lo Green, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, and Tamela Mann.
Jordin "copies" J-Hud with her smart choice to star in a movie remake about a Supremes-style girl group for her breakout role. Hudson won an Oscar for "Dreamgirls." Fans will get a treat when the two stars share the silver screen in "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete." The coming-of-age film is helmed by George Tillman, Jr., who also directed "Soul Food."
Sparks revealed her new fit and healthy, real-woman body on the cover of Shape Magazine. The actress accentuates her curves in a royal blue bikini. She confesses, "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." Jordin is clearly a woman in love with herself, and it shows!
Of course, the actress is sad that Whitney will not get to enjoy the release of the new film with her. Of her late mentor Jordin says, "She was there [on] days when she had no scenes to film, and she just wanted to be there to watch us -- that was how encouraging she was." Whitney was undoubtedly proud of Jordin and so are we.
What do you think of Jordin's new look? Will you be going to the movies to support Sparks in "Sparkle"? Sound off!
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