Busty blonde Anna Nicole Smith decided to lose weight after shock jock Howard Stern poked fun at her bulk on his radio show.

The reality TV star has slimmed back to her 1992 PLAYBOY shape after signing up to try America's new TRIMSPA diet plan.

She claims she ballooned in size as a result of suffering depression brought on by contesting her late husband's will in court.

And it was Stern's jibes that really made her get serious about shedding the pounds - even though she was hurt by his nasty comments at the time.

She says, "He was like, 'OK Anna Nicole, I know you weigh 300 pounds and we've got a scale here. We wanna get you on the scale.' I was just like, 'Oh my God, I can't believe he's doing this to me.'

"He had a bunch of callers call in and be really rude and say, 'Oh Anna, get on the scale, I'll give you a bunch of jewellery.'

"He let all the mean people really hunt my feelings."

"He went way over the top and that really really hurt... It depressed me more. It was a hateful thing that he did... but I went home, I looked in the mirror and I was like, 'I am fat,' so I just started losing weight."

11/02/2004 02:33