Idol winner Kate DeAraugo's 66kg transformation
FORMER Australian Idol star Kate DeAraugo has emerged from obscurity having shed more than half her body weight.
The singer's new toned figure -- the result of dropping from 127kg to 61kg -- takes centre stage in the latest Woman's Day.
The 29-year-old tells the celebrity magazine the photoshoot was the first time she had worn a bikini.
And what's more, she looked good in it.
"I've never worn a bikini - I've bought a few but I've never put them on!" she said.
"For most women, it's an incredibly confronting thing to wear a bikini.
"I burst into tears when I saw the results of Woman's Day's shoot. I still can't believe I was standing on a beach laughing… and also looking good!"
The dramatic weight loss follows the singer having gastric sleeve surgery in May 2012, removing 80% of her stomach.