AGT’s youngest finalist ever looks unrecognizable as she launches comeback at 23

AMERICA’S Got Talent’s youngest child star has scheduled a musical relaunch. In 2010, ten-year-old Jackie Evancho performed classical music for the AGT judges. GettyAmerica’s Got Talent star Jackie Evancho is relaunching her career[/caption] GettyIt’s been over a decade since Jackie was on AGT, and she looks unrecognizable[/caption] She came in second after she sang renditions of O Mio Babbino Caro and Time to Say Goodbye. Her success in the competition launched her into the spotlight. Jackie was recording music, headlining concerts, and being interviewed by Oprah – but everything wasn’t easy. Unfortunately, young Jackie was fighting an eating disorder. It took her several years to battle her anorexia, but now the singer is back in action. She’s 23 years old, and she’s releasing a brand new single and a new look. Jackie is all grown up and she traded in her bright blonde straight hair for long warm blonde curls. Her new single – called Behind My Eyes – comes out next week and it will talk about her mental illness and other meaningful issues. AN UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT Last year, Jackie revealed that she has the bones of an 80-year-old woman and suffers from osteoporosis because of her history of anorexia. She revealed to People that she was hospitalized following a car accident in January 2021 that broke her back in two places. She explained: “They were abnormal breaks, breaks that you see in 80-year-olds. “That’s how I learned that my eating problems created osteoporosis. So now I’m a 22-year-old with osteoporosis.” In order for her bones to heal, she needed to eat which caused her anorexia to flare up, she explained. She added: “That really messed me up with my eating problems because I was gaining weight to heal. “Once I finally healed, my disorder said, ‘OK, now you’ve got to be really hard on yourself to get all of that out of you . . . and then some.'” HISTORY WITH ANOREXIA She sought treatment for her eating disorder in October 2021 in an inpatient facility. Jackie started fighting her eating disorder at the young age of 15 – five years after AGT. As she hit puberty, she started to notice the changes in her body which prompted her unhealthy thoughts. She said: “I noticed that I looked a little bigger to myself, so I asked my mom, ‘Do I look fat?’ And she was like, ‘No, no, that’s just baby fat.’ “So I decided that I was going to start to mildly diet and start working out regularly.” Although she dieted, she said she “didn’t see the results” she wanted, so her workouts and diet got more intense. She said: “When I started to go days without eating, in my head I said, ‘I know that this isn’t normal.’ “I felt exhausted, moody, tearful, but after a bit of time, I started to feel nothing.” If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call or text the National Eating Disorders Association at 800-931-2237, or chat with volunteers online GettyJackie has been battling anorexia since she was a teenager[/caption] GettyBecause of her disorder, she has the bones of an 80-year-old woman[/caption] GettyJackie has received treatment for her disorder, and she’s getting back into music[/caption]

AGT’s youngest finalist ever looks unrecognizable as she launches comeback at 23

AMERICA’S Got Talent’s youngest child star has scheduled a musical relaunch.

In 2010, ten-year-old Jackie Evancho performed classical music for the AGT judges.

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America’s Got Talent star Jackie Evancho is relaunching her career[/caption]
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It’s been over a decade since Jackie was on AGT, and she looks unrecognizable[/caption]

She came in second after she sang renditions of O Mio Babbino Caro and Time to Say Goodbye.

Her success in the competition launched her into the spotlight.

Jackie was recording music, headlining concerts, and being interviewed by Oprah – but everything wasn’t easy.

Unfortunately, young Jackie was fighting an eating disorder.

It took her several years to battle her anorexia, but now the singer is back in action.

She’s 23 years old, and she’s releasing a brand new single and a new look.

Jackie is all grown up and she traded in her bright blonde straight hair for long warm blonde curls.

Her new single – called Behind My Eyes – comes out next week and it will talk about her mental illness and other meaningful issues.

AN UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT

Last year, Jackie revealed that she has the bones of an 80-year-old woman and suffers from osteoporosis because of her history of anorexia.

She revealed to People that she was hospitalized following a car accident in January 2021 that broke her back in two places.

She explained: “They were abnormal breaks, breaks that you see in 80-year-olds.

“That’s how I learned that my eating problems created osteoporosis. So now I’m a 22-year-old with osteoporosis.”

In order for her bones to heal, she needed to eat which caused her anorexia to flare up, she explained.

She added: “That really messed me up with my eating problems because I was gaining weight to heal.

“Once I finally healed, my disorder said, ‘OK, now you’ve got to be really hard on yourself to get all of that out of you . . . and then some.'”

HISTORY WITH ANOREXIA

She sought treatment for her eating disorder in October 2021 in an inpatient facility.

Jackie started fighting her eating disorder at the young age of 15 – five years after AGT.

As she hit puberty, she started to notice the changes in her body which prompted her unhealthy thoughts.

She said: “I noticed that I looked a little bigger to myself, so I asked my mom, ‘Do I look fat?’ And she was like, ‘No, no, that’s just baby fat.’

“So I decided that I was going to start to mildly diet and start working out regularly.”

Although she dieted, she said she “didn’t see the results” she wanted, so her workouts and diet got more intense.

She said: “When I started to go days without eating, in my head I said, ‘I know that this isn’t normal.’

“I felt exhausted, moody, tearful, but after a bit of time, I started to feel nothing.”

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call or text the National Eating Disorders Association at 800-931-2237, or chat with volunteers online

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Jackie has been battling anorexia since she was a teenager[/caption]
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Because of her disorder, she has the bones of an 80-year-old woman[/caption]
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Jackie has received treatment for her disorder, and she’s getting back into music[/caption]