Jon Gosselin reveals 25-pound weight loss for new job as a stripper

Jon Gosselin is serious about his new job as a stripper.

So serious, in fact, that he lost 25 pounds in preparation for his big debut at Atlantic City's Dusk nightclub on April 1.

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"I lost weight," he revealed to Page Six this week. "I lost 25 pounds -- for my health, too. I have hereditary high blood pressure. So I started dieting. My girlfriend is a nurse practitioner. I just try to be healthy."

His reveal comes just a few days after news broke that Gosselin had changed career paths. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the former "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star proudly confirmed the rumors.

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"I'm an integral part of the show," he explained. "Being part of something is a blessing. Since I joined Senate DJ I've felt like I belong to something and I'm not just out there on my own -- I feel as if I'm part of a fraternity or brotherhood."

Gosselin already worked at Dusk as a DJ and promoter, so his turn as a stripper in the nightclub's "Untamed Male Revue" wasn't too big of a leap.

"It's the last episode in my 30s and the first episode in my 40s," he told Page Six.

Jon Gosselin's ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, has yet to react to the news, though Jon did reveal to Page Six that he has told his eight children about his new gig.

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