WOW! Janet Jackson looks better than ever as she covers the July 2012 issue of Prevention magazine in a red Vince top, paired with Levi’s jeans and jewels by Pamela Love.
The entertainer, who’s been a yo-yo dieter for years, signed on as the spokeswoman for the Nutrisystem in December and has since shed a whopping amount of weight, shows off her super slimmed down body in the publication.
In the issue, Janet opens up about her niece Paris, her guilty pleasures and more.
On losing weight: “When I gained weight in 2005, my nutritionist was very worried. I was close to having diabetes. Even when I lost it [and] then gained quite a bit back, there was always the thought of heart disease … Knowing I have these problems with body image, I ask my friends and family to tell me when I’ve lost too much. Because I will continue to pick on myself like all other woman do, and say, ‘You need to [lose] more here, more there.’”
On her guilty pleasures: “Chocolate, cake, caramel apples – there aren’t many things I don’t love.”
On her niece Paris acting: “We’ve spoken about the fact that you’re only a child once. I think there’s a time for everything, and now is not the time [to act in films]. I told her I thought she should enjoy being a kid, possibly go to college – or not – but wait till she turns 18. She’s a very tough, smart girl. But it’s a cutthroat industry. I wouldn’t want my child to do it.”
On exercise: “I don’t like to workout, and I get bored easily. [My trainer] Tony Martinez is great. When I’m getting ready for a tour, I’ll work out with the dancers. He’ll put us in teams and we’ll do all sorts of drills and races.”
Photo Credit: Don Flood