Disco diva Donna Summer is lamenting her dramatic weight loss now R&B beauty Beyonce Knowles' has inspired a revival of the hour-glass figure.
The star has endured a brutal diet and training schedule to lose weight but admires Knowles -- who recently sampled her "Love to Love You, Baby" hit -- for challenging society's obsession with slinky bodies and prompting a renewed appreciation of "sexy curves."
Summer explains, "It's much more difficult to shift weight now. It's impossible to stick to a diet if you're touring -- there are only so many salads a girl can take!
"I have a personal trainer who comes for an hour and a half and we do weights and aerobic exercise. But look at Beyonce, I think she's gorgeous and she's inspired the curve revival. She's one sexy lady who knows exactly what she wants!"
[Webmaster's note: The misspelling "Summers" has been corrected by me. Shame on you SFGate! ;-) ]