Decoded: 7 Celebrities Who Went From Fat to (Financially) Fit

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JORDIN SPARKS

In the five years since she became the youngest American Idol winner in history at the age of 17, Sparks has conquered film (she stars opposite Whitney Houston in this summer’s Sparkle); music (she sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in 2008); stage (she starred on Broadway in In the Heights); and even launched a successful clothing line and fragrance. But in 2011, Sparks sent tongues wagging and dominated headlines when she tweeted a picture of herself in a two-piece, flaunting her slimmed down body. Thirty pounds lighter, the 22-year-old officially debuted her bikini body that same year on the cover of People magazine. Today, the slimmed down songbird’s net worth is estimated at $8.5 million.

JORDIN SPARKS

In the five years since she became the youngest American Idol winner in history…

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