'Cake Boss' Star Buddy Valastro Unveils Slimmed-Down Look on Instagram

MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Chef Buddy Valastro attends a book signing with Twitter at Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village Featuring MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations during 2016 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented By FOOD & WINE at Grand Tasting Village on February 27, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for SOBEWFF®)
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The Cake Boss is debuting something new — and it has nothing to do with baking. Buddy Valastro, star of the fan favorite TLC series and owner of the Carlo's Bakery chain, revealed a slimmed-down look via Instagram.

Valastro's new appearance was a conscious decision, he explained, as he captioned one of his photos with the following statement:

"A lot of people have been asking me how I’ve slimmed down lately so I just wanted to share that I’ve used the Optavia program.

"I'm not being paid to say this," he continued, "and it should be noted that I think every body is different and you should do whatever suits you but this is what I’m doing and I’m very happy with the results so far!"

A lot of people have been asking me how I’ve slimmed down lately so I just wanted to share that I’ve used the Optavia program. Im not being paid to say this and it should be noted that I think every body is different and you should do whatever suits you but this is what I’m doing and I’m very happy with the results so far!

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The chef is known for his loud and wisecracking nature on Cake Boss and he's appeared on many shows throughout the years including Rachel Ray, Home & Family, Good Morning America, and The Chew.

His bakery chain also has locations across the country as well as in South America.