R+B beauty Faith Evans in revelling in her new slender physique since losing 22 kilograms (50 pounds) and encourages male admirers to whistle at her.

The I'LL BE MISSING YOU hitmaker, widow of late rapper Notorious BIG, has slimmed down in recent years and loves the attention her svelte shape is receiving.

Evans enthuses, "It didn't happen overnight. I went through different diet plans - the salad and fish diet, the veggie-juice diet.

"But mostly, I had a trainer and I work out three or four times a week. I do an hour to two hours of cardio and then an hour of weight training. I also run the stairs near where I live in Santa Monica three times a week.

"It's a job to maintain it, but it's fun at this point. Now, I just eat healthy rather than diet. If I have something fatty, I feel guilty and work out more.

"It takes effort but I get a lot more whistles, more woo-woos, these days - even when they don't know it's me. And that feels great."

04/04/2005 14:22