With her new movie "Sparkle" set to hit theaters on August 13th, Jordin Sparks garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the August 2012 issue of Shape magazine.
The 22-year-old singer/actress looked slim and trim in a hot little purple bikini for the front page shot while dishing about everything from her weight loss approach to her multi-faceted career.
Highlights from Miss Sparks' interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Shape!
On deciding to focus on losing weight:
"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."
On the major life changes she faced:
“I knew I had a long road ahead of me,” she told Shape. “I was barely working out, and my diet was a mess. I had to address when, what, and how much I was eating.”
On seeing results after eating smaller portions, choosing leaner foods and going hiking in the mountains:
“The weight really started falling off, and I could see my muscles. It was awesome."
On branching out from music into acting:
“It may seem like I’m spreading myself a bit thin — no pun intended, but I love being creative and want to try a bunch of different things, like TV or another Broadway show.”