“Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” cast member EJ Johnson losses 100-plus pounds after gastric bypass
EJ Johnson returned to the air on TV’s Rich Kids of Beverly Hills this week looking like a shadow of his former self.
The openly gay son of NBA legend Magic Johnson is more than 100 pounds lighter than he was during the Bravo reality show’s first season.
Johnson, 22, achieved the weight loss after undergoing gastric bypass surgery.
‘I think that it was something that really helped me jumpstart the life I definitely wanted to lead,’ Johnson tells talk show host Wendy Williams.
‘I wanted to be the best me I can be and that’s always something I wanted to do. It’s something that I struggled with and I needed that push in the right direction. And now my mindset is completely changed.’
Asked by Williams exactly how much weight he has lost Johnson said: ‘It’s definitely somewhere far over 100. I mean like literally almost half my size.’
He added: ‘Being able to take control of my life again, take control of what I’m eating and my fitness is enlightening and empowering.’