TOWIE star Lydia Bright: After split with Arg I'm single and loving it!
Since Lydia Bright first appeared on our screens in The Only Way Is Essex, she's dropped a dress size, ditched the fake tan, dumped her hair extensions and lost over 16st... in the shape of ex-boyfriend James Argent!
Putting on a Sugar Hut mix CD to get the party started, Lydia, 21, couldn't wait to show us her sexy new single-lady style...
Loving your new look, Lyds...
'When I broke up with James, I had my hair cut short,' she tells us.
'It was a pretty big deal as I've always kept it really long, but I love it.
'It's completely different and so much easier to style now.
'Everyone needs to have a little reinvention of their life after a split.'
So is Lydia looking for a new man?
'I wouldn't want another boyfriend yet - I'm enjoying being by myself,' she insists.
'I don't want to look back when I'm older and think: 'Oh God, I was never actually single and got to just enjoy myself with my friends.
'My relationship with James was quite negative towards the end and I don't really want to get myself back into something like that again.
'I'm just free at the moment and I think that's a nice place to be.
'It's annoying as I haven't lost that much weight, I'm just not as orange.'
Read the full interview with Lydia Bright in Now magazine dated 7 May 2012 - out now!