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Jordin Sparks dropped jaws this past year when she tweeted a photo of her in a bikini after dropping some weight.

The 22-year-old singer has since continued her road to health riches, losing 50 pounds, which has now landed her the cover of this month’s Shape Magazine!

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Jordin shows off her summer beach body in a blue bikini, and she matches it with a well-earned smile.

In the interview with the magazine, she revealed on why she decided to cut down the weight:

“I just wanted to be healthy. It was just before my 21st birthday. I had walking pneumonia, couldn’t breathe and felt totally fatigued. 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.”

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She also revealed how hard it was to get started:

“I knew I had a long road ahead of me. I was barely working out, and my diet was a mess. I had to address when, what, and how much I was eating.”

Apparently Jordin started her work out regime by walking around her neighborhood, which led to her start hiking. She currently has taken up Zumba classes at the gym,  to dance off those pounds!

She also spoke about how far she’s come:

“For me to even be talking about bikini confidence is crazy. If you had asked me a couple of months ago, I probably would have been like, ‘What are you talking about?’ So it’s actually huge for me to even feel OK with putting a bikini on.”

Hard work really does pay off!

We’re so proud of Jordin! She looks phenomenal on the cover.

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