Singer Faith Evans dropped five dress sizes after her husband and manager TODD RUSSAW insisted she started working out - but she knows she'll never attain the figure of a supermodel.

Evans, who is the widow of late rapper Notorious BIG, married Russaw in 1998 and gave birth to her third child shortly after.

But in a bid to revive his wife's flagging career, Russaw ordered the I'LL BE MISSING YOU star to hit the gym and she shed an astonishing 23 kilograms (50 pounds).

She says, "My husband has never told me I have to be a size six, but he definitely told me, 'You've had three kids Faith - it's time to start looking after your body.'

"He was speaking on a professional level as my manager. You know, what bases that could affect my career hadn't we covered? Working out was certainly one of them.

"I'm not Cindy Crawford, but I'm the best Faith I can be."