Katherine Jenkins dazzles as a modern-day Marilyn Monroe


Katherine Jenkins dazzles as a modern-day Marilyn Monroe as she tries to win over Dancing With The Stars viewers

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08:25 GMT, 23 April 2012

As she tries to win over U.S. viewers as a contestant on America’s version of Strictly Come Dancing, it appears Katherine Jenkins is going for some old-fashioned Hollywood glamour.

The classical singer, 31, resembled Marilyn Monroe at a charity ball at the Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, at the weekend.

But she wasn’t quite able to match the actress’s famous curves, having lost one and a half stone in her training for Dancing With The Stars.

Star turn: Opera singer Katherine Jenkins, 31, resembled Marilyn Monroe at a charity ball at the Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills

Star turn: Opera singer Katherine Jenkins, 31, resembled Marilyn Monroe at a charity ball at the Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills

The original bombshell: Marilyn Monroe in 1953

The original bombshell: Marilyn Monroe in 1953

'I've lost a stone and a half,' she said. 'I'm burning so much energy now that it’s hard to put the weight back on.

'But I like to be curvy so I’m trying not to lose any more. But I do want to be healthy, too – there are so many skimpy costumes to wear. That scares me.'

The singer later shared a picture of big pile of cakes as she told her followers she had been filling up on calorific treats.

In an interview with the MailOnline
last year, Jenkins revealed she relied on a combination of jogging and
Bikram yoga to stay in shape.

She
said: 'I’m not naturally a person that wants to exercise, but I find
running is something I can do wherever I am in the world. I think Bikram
is a really good thing, I think everyone should do it.'

She
also follow a relaxed version of the Dukan diet – famously practised by
Jennifer Lopez, Gisele Bundchen and the Middleton women.

She
explains: 'I do follow a version of the Dukan diet, but I don’t follow
it to the extreme so a lot of fish and vegetables. If I want chocolate
I’ll let myself have a bit of chocolate in moderation.'

Practising hard: Katherine arriving for rehearsals in Hollywood yesterday, ahead of tonight's live DWTS episode

Practising hard: Katherine arriving for rehearsals in Hollywood yesterday, ahead of tonight's live DWTS episode

Practising hard: Katherine arriving for rehearsals in Hollywood yesterday, ahead of tonight's live DWTS episode

In action: Katherine and dance partner Mark Ballas performing the Paso Doble on a recent episode of Dancing With The Stars

In action: Katherine and dance partner Mark Ballas performing the Paso Doble on a recent episode of Dancing With The Stars