‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Jax Taylor Opens Up About Being Shamed Into Losing Weight

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Jax Taylor of Vanderpump Rules is flaunting his newly chiseled physique for Men’s Health! But it wasn’t necessarily his upcoming wedding to reality costar Brittany Cartwright that jump started the slim down; it was online trolls and body shamers.

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The former international model realized over the past few years as he got busier filming the show, he had less gym time:

“When I started the show, I took a back seat on the gym. I looked great because I was still coming off of the modeling, but the show turned into so much work. We’re filming all day. We’re also partying all of the time. We’re drinking all of the time. I didn’t have the time to go to the gym.”

He didn’t realize that he had put on so much weight until the fans and trolls began writing him messages:

“I’m glad they did it. I thought, ‘Why didn’t my friends tell me? Why didn’t my own girlfriend tell me this?’ I looked disgusting. I was like a butterball. I was not lean. I didn’t have the chiseled look that I used to have. I was, like, this has got to stop.”

We’re not sure this is quite the message he wants to send fans, especially since body-shaming can have such horrible effects.

But it seems even his fiancee is all about his weight loss as she gushed about her shredded man:

“He impresses me every single day. Not only by going to the gym and making healthier choices, but by seeing how happy and confident he is now. He has helped me in so many ways to stick to my own gym classes, and being a great gym partner. We diet together and we have amazing cheat meals together. I think he looks so handsome and his dedication to me and to change is so sexy!”

So, what’s the secret to losing 42 pounds over the past year? He spilled to the mag that he hits the gym twice a day up to five days a week and eats plenty of chicken, steak, brown rice, and protein shakes.

Ch-ch-check out the results:

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