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24/04/2012 04:02 BST | Updated 24/04/2012 04:08 BST

Maria Fowler Dresses Up As Jessie J As She Opens Up About Weight Issues

Thanks to her role on The Voice and constant stream of chart toppers, Jessie J is the woman of the moment, so it's little wonder people are scrambling over themselves to be like her.

And one celeb who is doing it like a dude is ex TOWIE star Maria Fowler, who donned Jessie's get-up for a shoot with Closer magazine.

On the shoot - which also saw her dress up as Madonna - Maria opened up about her weight issues, which last year saw her starve herself.

She spent a month (instead of the recommended 5-10 days) on the first phase of the Dukan diet where salad, carbs and fruit are banned and only oatbran and unlimited protein are allowed, all in an attempt to get from a size 10 to eight.

“I’m not saying I had an eating disorder, but I was definitely obsessed with my size," she said. "The more people told me I’d lost weight, the more I carried on. I was really thin.

"I don’t know how much I lost, but I went from a size 10 to a skinny size 8 and was around 8st. I remember seeing photos of me in an orange dress on a night out at Nobu in London and I had a lollipop head.”

The full interview and more pictures appear in this week’s Closer magazine, on sale now.

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