Where in the world has Jordin Sparks been? The American Idol winner made headlines again after serving as one of the Miss America 2018 judges, and fans can’t get over how great the 27-year-old looks! You can totally get on board with her diet and exercise regimen as well, as Jordin exclusively revealed to Life & Style how she stays in shape.

“I feel like this is the cliché phrase now instead of moderation, ‘It’s just about being healthy.’ Which is cliché, I feel because a lot of people say it, but at the same time, it’s true,” she said while teaming up with Burlington Stores and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) to raise money to fight cancer. “I’m pretty active, I do the best that I can to just make healthy decisions when I eat, but I’m also like, ‘I’m going to have a cupcake if I want one.'”

The “Tattoo” songstress added that while it’s important to enjoy food, it IS important to “watch what you’re doing.” Jordin also explained that drinking water is key, in addition to working out.

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Jordin in 2007 (left) vs. 2017. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

“I like to get in and get out, so I do like a 30-minute to 45-minute workout session where I’m just high-intensity cardio, high intensity doing some weights and interval training — and then I get out because I’m like, ‘I don’t want to stare at this wall anymore. I just really don’t.’ I think that’s how a lot of people are, they want to get in the exercise, they just don’t want it to take forever,” she revealed.

The “One Step at a Time” singer previously opened up to Life & Style about dropping 55 pounds. “Fall 2010 through March, that’s kind of when I lost the first 30 pounds. By March of [2012], I [had] lost 50. And then I maintained it for the rest of the year,” Jordin explained. “I was in the gym all day long. When I got up I would hike, then I would go to the trainer. At night, I would go to my Latin dance fitness class.”

On Sept. 19, Jordin surprised four cancer survivors at the Burlington location in Union Square, NYC, with full makeovers and new wardrobes. According to a press release, “Each September during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Burlington and LLS team up to create awareness for the urgent need to fund research to advance cancer cures. From Sept. 17 to Dec. 9, all 599 Burlington store locations are asking customers to donate $1 or more at checkout to benefit LLS’s Light The Night Campaign.”

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