Jennifer Evans, the My Kitchen Rules ‘princess’ famed for saying, ‘If I didn’t know me, I’d hate me too,’ has come a lon weight.idoname.orgg way since she uttered those words at the beginning of her journey on the popular reality cooking show in early 2012.
Since then the 26-year-old has won over audiences, taken out the series three MKR crown with South Australian friend Leigh Sexton, relocated to Sydney, and has given birth to baby Harlow, who she was surprised to discover she’d fallen pregnant with during the filming of the show.
‘We (husband Wayne Ormond and herself) were not trying because I was concentrating on My Kitchen Rules. Then I missed my period and just ignored it completely, so we found out quite late…’ recalls the first-time mum.
Almost a year on, and with a fresh serving of the show arriving soon to channel 7, Thai-born Jen now has a very different relationship with food. ‘I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the time where I can eat whatever I want,’ she tells Celebrity Slim & OK! Magazine during a photo shoot at Sydney’s picturesque Nielsen Park where she’s come to proudly reveal her svelte post-baby body.
‘I’m 53 kilograms now after 11 weeks on Celebrity Slim,’ she shares. ‘When I was pregnant I pigged out – I was addicted to green tea ice cream and brioche, and went from 49 to 70 kilograms. I put on over 20 kilos!’
Jen admits it was hard to lose her baby weight, especially since becoming addicted to sugar while pregnant. ‘The first week on Celebrity Slim was difficult, but it got easier, and I’m really happy with my weight now, plus I don’t have sugar cravings anymore.’