Perez Hilton
turned some heads at the 2012 NewNowNext Awards. Under his blazer, he showed off his post-weightloss body. Wow! 

Did Perez just get hot?

As for his reasoning behind the whole no shirt situation, Perez said:

"That outfit was more than just about fashion for me. It was also a statement. I was saying, 'I'm owning my body. I've worked very hard to transform it. And I'm feeling GREAT!'"

He started his regimen back in 2008, and has lost a reported 70 to 80 pounds. Some media outlets have questioned whether the 34-year-old celebrity blogger went under the knife to get his new hot bod.
Perez has assured HuffPost Gay Voices that he did not go under the knife. He lost weight the "old-fashioned way: through portion control and some serious gym time." Perez also mentioned that he is working harder now on to stay fit than he did when he first started losing weight. He also said that losing weight isn't just about looking good; it's about feeling good too. 

Perez (whose real name is Mario Lavanderia) wants to be an inspiration for others. He has even started a website that focuses on fitness. In 2010, FitPerez was created. It has recipes, celebrity workout tips and regular features, plus photos of stars after they've lost weight.

Good for Perez! 

What do you think of Perez's decision to go shirtless at the NewNowNext Awards?

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