Reality star's shocking weight loss

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Justin made it to the final six on the show. Photo: Channel Ten

Reality star Justin Lacko has shocked his fans by sharing a confronting photo of his dramatic weight loss after spending time on I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Having first appeared on our screens as a contestant on Love Island Australia, the model flew over to the jungle earlier this year and made it over halfway through the competition before being sent home.

But that was enough to see him lose almost 10kg, leaving him nearly unrecognisable.

“When I first got out of the jungle I weighed in at 76kg and four weeks later I weighed in at 85kg,” Justin wrote alongside the image.

“How quickly you can put weight back on but also how much of an impact it can have on your self esteem.

“One thing is I’m at a healthier weight I just have to build my muscle definition up once again,” he continued.

“Now that I’m back at the gym, let’s see what I can manage to get done in a month’s time?”

Fans applauded Justin for getting back to a healthier weight.

“Personally, I think the way you look now is much more attractive than post jungle,” one fan wrote.

Another said, “76 is scarily low and remember healthier is better.”

And he isn’t the first I’m a Celeb contestant to reveal the brutal affects of some extended time in the jungle.

From his own season, Ajay Rochester was only in the jungle for 10 days but told Yahoo Lifestyle she had already lost a few kilos and her stomach had “shrunk” due to the extremely stringent rationed diet on the show.

Back in 2017, Casey Donovan revealed she shed a staggering 17kg after six weeks in on the show.

Meanwhile fellow campmates Lisa Curry and Nazeem Hussain lost 9kgs, while Natalie Bassingthwaighte weighed in 6kg lighter.

Steve Price dropped 10kg, with Ash Pollard and Carson Kressley shedding 4kg as well.

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