, American Idol
season 5 champion dishes out on how he achieved his physically fit body. Since his inclusion on American Idol
, the former winner has lost 22 pounds, trimming down his weight from 215 pounds to 193 pounds.
The Alabama native also stressed that he follows a “serious exercise regimen,” which consists of running for 45 minutes every other day. He also notes that he likes to disguise himself with a hat to become unnoticed. He explained, "I've walked through a thousand fans and nobody notices…I just take off running. I'm scared about running because I might not ever come back! I would be like Forrest Gump; Run all over the country... pop up in some cool coffee house in Seattle with just my guitar."
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Hicks, a 30-year old singer, songwriter and musician, started as an artist performing around the Southeastern United States in his late teens. Prior to his participation to American Idol
, he released two independent albums. When he won on the popular reality talent show, he was signed to Artista Records, which enabled him to release his self-titled major label debut.
Part of the reason for Hicks’ healthier direction is his current promotion tour of his self-titled album over 53 cities. He adds, "The fans who come to my shows mean a lot to me. I want to give them a good look. I use a lot of the stage as exercise. [My dance style is] signature me ... it's original and it's authentic. I wear jackets, and with those lights, I'm sweating off, like, two pounds a night!"
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: RealityTV World