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Jordin Sparks sizzled at Tuesday night's NYC premiere of Sparkle, the film she stars in with the late Whitney Houston.

The Season 5 American Idol winner has lost 50 pounds and she's all about showing off her sexy new body.

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Health issues were the reason the 22-year-old decided to get into shape and she told NBC's The Today Show , “I got really sick in the fall of 2010 right after Broadway and I was just like, I am not going to take my health for granted anymore. This changes right here, right now.”

So the singer started her drastic weight loss process by making a lot of changes to her diet.

“I was really evaluating what I was eating, when,” she said. "And why I was eating it. I love food and so I was just eating because it tasted good. I kind of re-evaluated that. Now I definitely listen to my body first.”

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“I just took baby steps because I was so fatigued from what I was sick with. 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.”

And her hard work has paid off! Jordin is on the August cover of Shape magazine looking fantastic in a tiny purple bikini.

"I could only dream of having a cover and looking like that," she told Us. "I thought, 'I did it!' I had to walk back to my dressing room and . . . pull myself together because I was overwhelmed. I cried. I shed a little tear."

How amazing does Jordin look?
 
 
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