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Jordin Sparks: 'Redbook' Magazine Cover Girl

Jordin Sparks: 'Redbook' Magazine Cover Girl

Jordin Sparks glows on Redbook magazine‘s September 2012 cover, on stands August 14.

The 22-year-old entertainer opens up about her experience working with Whitney Houston on their upcoming movie Sparkle, how her passing changed her perspective of the film, and her recent weight loss. Check it:

On working with Whitney Houston on Sparkle: “For me, she took on the mother role because my parents weren’t there [during filming]. She was always asking: Did I feel comfortable? Did I need anything?”

On Whitney’s struggles with addiction: “I can only talk about what I experienced. I do think there is a different aura around the film now. I think there was some skepticism before. And there are certainly some themes in the movie that everyone would have wanted to ask Whitney about like, ‘Did you relate your own life to this part,’ which I’m sure she would have answered honestly. The cool thing about Whitney was that she was not scared to talk about or confront the things she had gone through.”

On how Whitney’s death puts Sparkle in a new light: “I get so overwhelmed because its my first film, and for my first film to be so deep and heavy…I got to work with one of my idols and sing with her, and she even played my mother. I don’t know if anything will ever be as good as this. Sometimes I ask myself, Why did I deserve to have a part in a film like this? I don’t want this to come off crazy, but somebody said to me, ‘It’s like Whitney essentially passed the torch.’ And to hear that, it’s just nuts.”

On her recent weight loss: “My whole journey has been about self-acceptance. There’s no quick or magical way to lose weight. You just have to do it the natural way”diet and exercise and stick to it”and be able to do it at your own pace. Everyone has their own thing.”

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FYI: Jordin is wearing alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet.

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Photos: Gilles Bensimon for Redbook
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  • somali girl

    Here we go again, another Jennifer Hudson. Where is her neck? No neck, her head is always pushed forward.

  • kathryn

    isn’t a very flattering outfit

  • Lily

    @somali girl:
    One word – Photoshop.

  • Queen Bee of Beverly Hills

    Jordin looks beautiful! I cannot wait to see her new film!

  • Villain

    At first, I thought it was Jennifer Hudson. Weird.

  • Jaime

    That “pass the torch” comment was idiotic. Keep dreaming Jordyn, and get over yourself.

  • katy

    lovely girl i love her

  • craig

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  • Fer

    One of those people that will always talk about their weight zZZZzZZZzZZZz

  • Mimi

    Hey Jordin, if Whitney was going to pass the torch it wouldn’t be to you. You’re no Whitney Houston!