As the lean, wisecracking host of "American Idol," RYAN SEACREST is often teased by judge SIMON COWELL for his trendy wardrobe and hairstyles. But in People magazine's new "Celeb Diet & Fitness" issue, on stands April 14, Ryan reveals that as a teen he was teased for something else -- being "chunky"!
Despite playing football, Ryan tells the mag that by age 13 he topped out at around 180 pounds, primarily from eating junk food, like nachos, after school.
"I was overweight," he confesses, "because I used to come home and eat a cookie sheet pan of nachos and watch OPRAH every day of my life."
He tells People he was taunted by schoolmates who called him "Kubiak" after the bulky character on the TV series "Parker Lewis Can't Lose," and says he dreaded going to the beach because he had to take his shirt off and display his flabby mid-section.
"I remember that feeling and I think that drives me now to run and work out because I don't want to be back in that place again," the new host of radio's "American Top 40" says.
The special "Celeb Diet & Fitness" issue reveals Ryan and other stars' weight loss success stories. At a trim 157 pounds, Ryan now runs four miles a day, employs a personal chef and says he's obsessed with ab crunches.
Other celebs such as "King of Queens" cutie LEAH REMINI and MTV princess KELLY OSBOURNE also share their stories. And the issue reveals the "Dancing with the Stars" workouts and counts town Hollywood's Top 10 bodies, from JESSICA SIMPSON to JENNIFER ANISTON.
For more secrets from the "Celeb Diet & Fitness" issue, watch tonight's "Insider." The mag hits newsstands on Friday, April 14.