Perez Hilton shares his weight loss secrets, with “before” picture (update: another pic)

Controversial gossip blogger Perez Hilton has scored an article in In Touch weekly highlighting his weight loss. Perez first lost weight in the summer of 2008 but it’s somehow still noteworthy. He tells In Touch about his fitness regime and how the super fit celebrities provide motivatation to keep the weight off.


Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton has made a career out of poking fun at celebrities, but says he could no longer exclude himself from the finger pointing when he ballooned up to 248 pounds two years ago. Perez, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, says he was so ashamed of his body, he took a long, hard look in the mirror and vowed to make a change. And now, committed to staying active seven days a week and sticking to a healthy diet, he has shed 61 pounds and transformed his life. Here, Perez, 32, exclusively tells In Touch how he lost the weight — and why he won’t stop until he has a six-pack!

When did you decide that you needed to drop the pounds?
I began my journey toward leading a healthier life in January 2008. Looking at those before pictures, I’m horrified that I let myself get to that place. It was not healthy and it was not pretty.

How did you start the process to get where you are today?
I did it slowly. I began by just eating healthy, and a month later, I started to incorporate a little bit of exercise — just walking for about 30 minutes a day — and then I became motivated to do more and more.

So what’s your current exercise routine?
I have two trainers who I work out with in the gym Mondays through Thursdays. On Fridays and Saturdays I do Pilates, Sundays I do yoga, and I also do spinning.

Is there a celeb whose body inspires you to work out?
David Beckham and Zac Efron. Zac looks amazing — I want abs like that!

For Perez’s full exclusive interview and more about his healthy new lifestyle, pick up the latest copy of In Touch, on newsstands this week.

[From In Touch Weekly, received via e-mail]

For all the reasons to hate on Perez, I can’t bash him for eating too many carbs. I just don’t have it in me to make fun of people for getting heavy. (Cult member Kirstie Alley excepted.) Good for him for losing weight and getting healthy. The guy used to work out of a coffee shop and down muffins all day. No wonder he got big. Plus, he’s just as unattractive when he’s thin. He lost the weight but his appearance will always be secondary to his defensive brand of mean snark.

I was recently watching a video on Radar Online featuring actresses interviewed at a Reebok-sponsored fitness house or something. It included actresses Rosario Dawson, Emmy Rossum and Lindsay Price giving fitness tips. They recommended taking group classes, making sure to wear a sports bra and drinking a lot of water. My favorite quote was from Lindsay Price (of the sadly canceled Eastwick and Lipstick Jungle) who said “I think everyone’s trying to find the new diet or the new exciting exercise. To stay fit I think it’s just math. You’ve gotta burn more than you take in.” It’s simple really but getting it done can be complicated. (I’ve been using the free to count calories along with having success with Weight Watchers. Neither are our direct sponsors.)

Who am I kidding, I just wanted to post Perez’s shirtless pictures to point and laugh.

Update: here’s another higher resolution picture. Thanks to In Touch for sending the story and pics. Credit: Caroline Greyshock.


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  1. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    I’ll hate on him, because he is a disgusting excuse for a human being. Weight loss didn’t change that. Let’s not forget how rude he was to people over the way they looked when he too was fat.

    He will never be anything to me other than a disgusting pig!

  2. Larissa says:

    thing is, I just can´t stand his face and horrible dentures!

  3. Ashdin says:

    I’m with Fluffy Kitten Tail. He is seriously ieuw.

  4. Sarah says:

    He’s still disgusting. Good for anyone for losing that much weight but that still doesn’t make him any more likable. Now he’s just a skinny douche instead of a fat one.

  5. mln says:

    I’ll hate on him because he is someone who loves to hate on others. He is really a transparantly insecure wannabe

  6. Snarf says:

    Manorexic. Trust.

  7. Riley says:

    The sports bra sentence was kind of random. I wish it had read,”making sure to wear a sports bra or jock strap, and drinking lots of water.” Actually, it is kind of good advice. I go to a gym with a lot of old hippies and some of those gals let the girls hang too lose… not pretty. But then I have seen some of the old hippy dudes flash gordon… I don’t know which is worse.

  8. hannah says:

    i think it is great how much weight he lost! look how FAT he was, it takes a lot of discipline to lose that. so even though i dont LOVE him, congrats!

  9. waldemar says:

    Lost 61 pounds, but still fat.

  10. MARKYMARK says:

    It seriously doesn’t matter to me what he does. He is still “PEREZ HILTON” He could fix himself up to look like Gerard Butler & he will still be VILE & LOATHESOME. He cannot ever change whats inside of him. OH & HE’S STILL UGLY

  11. qb says:

    Good for him for loosing all that weight.

    Is funny people are mad that he say such hateful stuff but then turn around and call him a pig and what not. And there are no excuses.

  12. Kaboom says:

    He looks like Ron Jeremy without the redeeming qualities.

  13. MissD'banville says:

    I’ve said this before – I’m not convinced he did this himself ….gastric band anyone ?! …and I know that’s not an “easy” way out but it does help.

  14. Mentok the Mind Taker says:

    What a lying scumbag. We all know his diet plan. It’s called Cocaine.

    CB, I love your site! Please don’t post stories about him (even though I don’t question the whole laughing at him part). He is everything that’s wrong with celebrity, and absolutely does not deserve to be one on any level.

    Articles like this only exacerbate the problem.

  15. LindyLou says:

    He lost 61 lbs and it looks like about 10 lbs of that was chest hair (which he got waxed off I’m betting). 🙂

  16. Feebee says:

    giant a-hole before, giant a-hole after. Doesn’t matter what he looks like on the outside, nothing will help his inner black hole.

  17. Kimble says:

    What sort of a dead animal does he have on his head in the before picture?

  18. Tia C says:

    Wow, no one likes Perez anymore, myself included. He brought all the hateration on himself though. Karma. Glad for him that he got healthier. It almost inspires me to do the same.

  19. snowball says:

    Looks like he’s moved out of his mom’s basement too.

    Good job on losing the weight, I’ve forgotten he exists so I have no idea what he does to hate on anything else.

  20. dre says:

    Once a douche bag, always a douche bag!!

  21. Bopa says:

    His head is still atleast 20 lbs.

  22. buckley says:

    Still vile. Just lighter.

  23. buckley says:

    Can I draw stupid things on him?

  24. Heiyah says:


  25. Ron says:

    He was a fat assh*le and now he’s an average assh*le. Unattractive human being anyway you look at it. Maybe he should start working out on the inside.

  26. ! says:

    He still looks gross.

  27. OMJ says:

    I wouldn’t call him controversial so much as rude, ignorant and pretty much the opposite of funny. Oh and stupid. Did I mention stupid?

  28. jones says:

    He will always be a disgusting fat pig. He is a bad representation of a gay…or a human being for that instance. Yuk.

  29. Sasha says:

    its easy to stay motivated and lose weight when u can afford 2 fkn trainers …too bad theres no diet for that douchy face he has.

  30. Sns02215 says:

    Fat, disgusting, talentless PIG. Nothing was sweeter than when’s bodyguard popped him in the face for calling HIM a faggot. Piece of garbage, truly…that a gay person would use that word at all, much less in a derogatory way.

    And yes, I AM a gay man…and we don’t such a repulsive stereotype on OUR team!!!

  31. hatsumomo says:

    Well, it is pretty easy to be overweight when your career is sitting at a computer desk all day. My man gained quite a bit when he graduated UT and got his job. He sits in front of a screen all day writing code. Im sure its the same for gossip bloggers too. You lose the weight for yourself most of all, because no one cares how you look, its what you’re writing. I dont care if the writers here are 120 lbs or 300, I only care about what they say, not how they look.

    And , who dosent know to wear a sports bra when working out? Bouncing tits HURT.

  32. Eileen Yover says:

    Gross before and still gross after.

  33. ! says:


    I beg to differ. Plenty of people work at their computer all day and don’t end up like that. My “man” writes code too; he’s a senior staff member at the software development company where he works. And I’m so very grateful to say he is not fat, not even close. In fact, now that I think of it, most of our programmer friends (of which there are many, as they are all DigiPen grads) are fit or at the very least not overweight.

  34. nolanative says:

    Sorry CB,
    Luv you guys but can’t stand this sorry excuse for a human being and don’t know why you’d waste the space promoting anything attached to this arse. No I will not be picking up the latest issue of InTouch to read about said douche, Perez. I’ll find someone else to get my weight loss motivation/inspiration from. Perez may have been disgusted by what he say externally when he looked in the mirror but I’m disgusted at the internal crap he projects through his posts.

  35. buenavissta says:

    Therapy would have had much more productive results. As in electroshock.

    The only good thing I can say about Perez is that I discovered a couple of awesome sites from his page, CB and the Fuggirls specifically. I’ve never looked back since! If I want purility I’ll spend time with my teenage nephew.

  36. Hojo says:

    It’s not like he lost the weight all by himself… that is one thing I kind of hate about “celebrities” (and I use that term loosely with him).

    Try loosing the weight all by yourself without someone else telling you that you can only eat those carrots.

    Please, without his corporate sponsors and trainers that latched on to him to famewhore along side him he would still be a fat-boy.

    Oh, and I agree, his veneers are atrocious.

    PS – I love how he has to constantly name drop Zac Efron. Perez needs to realize that I have a better chance of hooking up with Zac Efron than he does. Ugh.

  37. Jag says:

    It’s been a year and he still has little muscle tone and is white as a sheet. Maybe he should stop making fun of celebrities who have little muscle tone and are very pale, you think?

  38. Jeri says:

    Everyone knows he’s gay but that’s not a problem. He is a woman/girl hater. He trashes females (particular young girls) for no reason other than (maybe jealousy) they are female. He finds delight in being as cruel as possible.

    He’s a true hater & deserves no respect.

  39. OC lady says:

    Not a fan, but good for him for losing that weight. Now, let’s hope he loses some of his nasty attitude, too.

  40. yae says:

    No saggy skin after having a stomach as big as a 9 month pregnancy for YEARS?

    I see tummy tuck.

  41. Alexis says:

    From fat and ugly to just ugly. 10 pts.

  42. Katija says:

    I know everyone hates him, but I say mazel tov. I don’t get how he’s any different than any other gossip columnist, honestly.

  43. My2Cents says:

    I don’t see the difference between his site and this site (or any other gossip site). Oh except the little drawing he does on pictures. I find this site worse actually as the writers here are actually women who constantly put down other women.
    I do love coming to this site but jeez its mean sometimes.

  44. DDD Cups of Justice says:

    I don’t read Perez’s site but I’ve heard about his exploits here and other places. Either way, congrats to him for losing that much weight and making an effort to get healthy. As much as people here may hate him, there may be people in his life (family, friends) who do love him and want him around as long as possible. I’m struggling with weight myself, so hearing that people did it through good old-fashioned exercise and improved diet gives me hope.

  45. Dan says:

    want to tell me why its ok to hate on Kirsty Alley but not Perez Hilton?

  46. starduster says:

    where did his chest hair go???

  47. kathie says:

    He has no muscle tone whatsoever.
    I think he is bulimic.

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  49. Lindsay says:

    No matter how much weight Perez loses, he’ll still have a Frankenstein head.

  50. bediii says:

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    thanks to share.. it will help the novice bloggers a lot… keep posting this type of stuffs.

  51. Rebecca says:

    People, have any of you been to his site lately? He’s a lot kinder since Jennifer Aniston pointed out to him that his nastiness was not much different than the bullying he’d been criticizing in others. Certainly, he’s not nearly as nasty as the commenters here.

    Also, having been trying unsuccessfully to lose weight myself for years, I think he’s done a great job. Even having trainers is no guarantee of success. It’s all about hard work. That’s how he’s earned his small fortune, as well. So imo, he deserves it all. Good for him.

  52. playbabeboee says:

    u people are such idiots yal say how rude and mean he is but half of you are calling him names “hypocrites” and plus it is hollywood don’t get mad at him how he makes his money the funny thing is he is making money just by poking fun and half of yal aint making money at the low class job you are at SMH there is nothing different between Perez, eddie griffin, Mike epps, nick cannon, Ellen, Wanda Sykes, and Monique he does his on the red carpet and they do theirs on a stage.

  53. ChaChing says:

    There is NO WAY he works out as much as he attests! He has very little muscle tone and definition. I’d guess drugs and/or lap band are the culprits to his weight loss.

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