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It’s been one month since Candice Glover won American Idol, but along with her big win, she’s endured a big loss— weight loss!

The singer, 23, opened up to In Touch at the Women in Film's 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards on June 12 where she told the mag she’s dropped 20 pounds since her start on the hit singing competition in January.

“I honestly, don't even know what happened,” Candice says of her weight loss. “I think just because I've been running non-stop. I've been trying to eat a little better and I think walking in the airport— I do a lot of walking, so I think that helps out.”

Prior to the show, the South Carolina-native lost 25 pounds and was down an additional ten in the beginning May.

And her slimmed-down frame was even shocking then!

After her performance of "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars on May 1, judge Nicki Minaj said to the hopeful, "I don't know if you lost weight, but baby girl, you look good.”

Soon after, Candice opened up about her new outlook on dieting and why she’s really trying to choose healthier food options… stardom.

"Every time we have a chance to eat, it's like, 'Oh, I'll just eat this burger. I'll just eat it this one time. And then next week I'll get a salad,'” she said. "But you have to put the burger aside and do what you've got to do, because you want to look like a star."

To see Candice’s weight loss transformation, check out her audition video below to see how she looked in the beginning of the season: