The 43-year-old real estate agent has been chronicling his 40-pound weight loss on social media since the new year when he made it his resolution to drop the pounds and get back into marathon running shape. However, his decision to shave off his signature 'stache came as a surprise to viewers.
Does my face look different? On the left is December 20th 2016 and 40lbs heavier and the right is a photo I just snapped! I'm almost there, but I'm not gonna rest until I have a six pack! I'm actually going to try to be healthier and have a better body than I had in my 20's, and a bitch was lookin' fly back then. No more🐷, just💪🏼 from now on! #shahs #shahsofsunset #fit #workout #AbitchLost40LBS
"Saddam Hussein called and said 'I want my look back, I'm tired of this s--t, OK?" Reza told TooFab of the makeover. "Bravo did a side-by-side of me and Saddam like 'Who wore it best?' and I lost so I was like, 'I have to shave.' The 'stache kind of detracted from how fat my face was and by shaving it, I was like, 'Okay, I'm going to really get a sense of how fat I am.'"
Along with no facial hair, Reza is now sporting a noticeably toned physique, which he proudly displayed in a before and after pic on social media. "The day after Christmas I started a weight loss program and a b---h has been hard at work," he wrote. "I wanted to get my body back to where it used to be in my 20's and 30's! I'm not gonna lie, it was hard AF, but a b---h was diligent and a b---h was militant and a b---h did it! I LOST 40 F'ing LBS and I feel great! Just thought I'd share!"
The day after Christmas I started a weight loss program and a bitch has been hard at work! I wanted to get my body back to where it used to be in my 20's and 30's! I'm not gonna lie, it was hard AF, but a bitch was diligent and a bitch was militant and a bitch did it! I LOST 40 F'ing LBS and I feel great! Just thought I'd share! #fitness #motivation #AbitchLost40LBS #shahs #shahsofsunset @ashleybordenfitness @bravotv
Thanks to a new healthy lifestyle, Reza is determined to get back to a runner's shape, reminding his fans that he completed the LA marathon in 1998. As expected, viewers of the Bravo series showed their support for the reality star, leaving words of encouragement on his page — and their views on his lack of facial hair.
"Love the look Reza, and no mustache! So handsome!" one follower wrote, while another added, "Reza you are looking slimmer!! Different look without the stache. Good job!"
In 2015, Reza opened up about his weight loss struggles on The Real and his past relationship with The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper! "I was fat, no one told me I was fat," he said before dropping the bombshell about his celebrity ex. "Back then when I was looking fly as you know what [Bob] didn't have a pot to you know what in. Now, he's rich as hell and we're not together."
Today, Reza is happily married to his longtime partner Adam Neely. Keep up the good work!