11/07/2012 09:20 BST | Updated 12/07/2012 13:13 BST

Perez Hilton Shows Off Remarkable Weight Loss At 'Magic Mike' Premiere

Perez Hilton is half the man he used to be - literally.

The gossip blogger was almost unrecognisable as he stepped out last night, showing off his amazing weight loss.

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Perez Hilton showed off his new image last night

Perez, whose real name is Mario Lavanderi, completed his transformation in stylish vest and green chinos combo at the Magic Mike premiere at the Mayfair Hotel.


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Perez before he shifted the weight

He managed to shift between 70 and 80 pounds since 2008, and often tweets about his efforts to stay fit through diet and exercise.

He recently blogged for HuffPost Gay Voices to deny rumours he had gone under the knife to achieve his new body.

"And to all those folks who think I got in shape through some kind of surgery, I guess it's flattering you're in disbelief I look this good," he notes in the YouTube description of the video.

"Ha! BUT...I did it the hard way! Naturally! Putting in the effort! Over a long period of time! And I'm soooo happy!" he said.


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