Slinky Lewinsky; Monica Loses 31lb to Take on Fergie in Battle of TV Dieters

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Byline: MATTHEW KNOWLES

BEFORE, she wanted to run away and hide.

Now, after shedding more than two stone, Monica Lewinsky says she is happy to face the world.

The former White House intern, whose affair with President Bill Clinton almost destroyed his career, is about to start a new career of her own.

She has signed a lucrative deal to appear in TV commercials for the Jenny Craig diet firm in the U.S.

Like the Duchess of York, who represents the rival firm Weight Watchers, Miss Lewinsky, 26, has streamlined her figure as part of the deal.

The company claims she has lost 31lb on its regime.

The pair will appear in opposing TV commercials to be shown across the U.S. in the New Year.

Miss Lewinsky's weight and how much she wanted to lose remain a tightly-guarded secret. Jenny Craig officials refused to discuss reports that she would be paid more than [pounds sterling]600,000 if she lost 60lb or [pounds sterling]60,000 for every pound she lost. …