‘The X Factor’ starlet may have won the competition, but she’s still fighting with the battle of the bulge. After being forced to lose weight by her new record label, a source tells HollywoodLife.com the singer is making progress.
In today’s industry, it takes more than a $5 million voice to be a star. Melanie Amaro had the chops to win The X Factor, but now her record label wants her to have a rock-on body to pair with her rock-on voice. Despite being forced into shape by music executive L.A. Reid, Melanie seems to be making process in reshaping her image.
“It’s still definitely in the beginning stages as she has lost only about six pounds,” a source close to Melanie tells HollywoodLife.com. ”The ultimate goal is to completely lose up to 30 pounds. They want her to look like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood when they were at their bests, if not better.”
The source says Reid’s goal is to have her appear on talk shows like The Today Show, Anderson Cooper, Dr. Oz and more to talk about her body transformation while promoting her new album, which will be released in the upcoming year. Right now she is working with a personal trainer and following a strictly regimented diet, but Reid is also considering trying to get her a deal with a weight loss program like Jenny Craig.
“They want to debut her new look during the next seasons of The X Factor. Obviously with Britney & Demi, Simon is doing everything to make the show be must see. Melanie Amaro is one of those plans,” said the source.
So far the hardest part of Melanie’s weight loss is her love for her family’s unhealthy home-cooked meals, and her lack of motivation in the gym. hat said, she is making serious progress and working hard to turn her fitness habits around. Tell us what YOU think! Are you excited to see Melanie’s body transformation?
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