Barbra Streisand has reportedly called in a hunky Italian trainer to help her shed her unwanted bulk and look fabulous for her upcoming tour.
The reclusive diva shocked fans when she announced plans to tour again in October and November (06), and she's hoping to draw gasps when she hits the stage with a new look.
Sources claim she has already shed 40 pounds (18.1 kilograms) since the beginning of 2006 and she plans to drop at least another 20 pounds (nine kilograms) before the tour starts on 4 October (06).
And friends tell US tabloid the National Enquirer that Streisand owes her new look and fitness regime to a trainer called STEFANO.
One says, "He's got her eating much healthier... She's cut out the cupcakes and ice-creams she so dearly loves and has replaced them with a strict high-protein, low-fat diet that has her looking her best in years."