Shedding all that weight has changed the irrepressible Aussie entertainer – both outside and in.
For Christine Anu, losing an impressive 24kg on reality show Excess Baggage was only the beginning. Since then, the My Island Home singer has shed an incredible 16kg more.
But in the process of getting back the slim physique she had in her teens and twenties, when she performed with the Bangarra Dance Theatre, Christine has also gained confidence. “I feel so good now,” she smiles, posing for Woman’s Day in a figure-hugging Howard Showers dress she still can’t quite believe she fits into.
“I don’t want to go back to the way things were. I can now read my body so well. That’s the conversation I was lacking.” And she’s not the only one who’s loving the new Christine. Her husband, childhood sweetheart Simon Deutrom, who she married in 2010 when she was at her biggest, is as proud as punch.
“Simon says it’s like having a whole new wife, like having an affair with another woman!” she laughs. “He’s my biggest supporter – he saw me put all that effort into it. He believes I’m one-in-a-million.”
Read more about Christine Anu's weight loss in this week's Woman’s Day, on sale Monday, July 1 2013.