She recently defended her changing appearance and admitted that seeing comments about her figure “doesn’t make her feel good” – and now James Packer’s ex-girlfriend has hit back at her haters and revealed a whole new look in a stunning magazine photoshoot.
Tziporah Malkah, 44, formerly known as Kate Fischer, has dropped an incredible 30kg and showed off her slimmed-down figure on the front cover of New Idea magazine.
Wearing a figure-hugging black cocktail dress, Malkah proudly revealed her slimmer waist as she stood with both hands on her hips. Towering in strappy black stilettos, she showcased her legs with a daring slit running up the front of the short frock.
Revealing she’s swapped Coke and wine for water and organic teas, Malkah told the mag she has focused on a healthier lifestyle ever since she discovered she weighed 118kg when she entered Aussie jungle series I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! last year.
At the time, she admitted her diet mainly consisted of carbohydrates including pastas, pizza and wine, as well as the fizzy drinks. She has since been clean eating, exercising and taking part in meditation and hypnotism practices at a NSW retreat.
“I now drink at least 10 glasses of water a day instead of six cans of Diet Coke,” she told the mag.
Her goal is now 73kg – a weight she said she’s been close to many times before, but hasn’t achieved since her modelling days. She added: “It was just getting to a point where I was sabotaging myself but this time around it’s different.”
Malkah rose to fame in the 1990s as a high-profile model and appeared in many films including Sirens (1993), Dust Off the Wings (1997) and The Real Thing (2002). Since then though, she’s changed her name and appearance dramatically.
She recently opened up on her highly publicised transformation in a tell-all interview on Channel Nine’s Today Extra, admitting she wishes people would focus less on her changed appearance – and more on her.
As the show ran photos and footage from the height of her successful modelling career, her role in movies, and her former engagement to billionaire Packer, co-host David Campbell asked: “When all the photos started coming up, I asked you how felt when people flash up those photos about your past and you said?”
But, the model-turned-care-worker wasn’t too happy. She said: “When people put me on show and go, ‘Look how beautiful she once was, young and skinny and rich and now look at her now – old, fat and used to be homeless. Oh that’s all we’ve got time for now, bye everybody’.”
“That doesn’t make me feel good. That’s not why I’m here,” she added.