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The Incredible Shrinking VO

Councilmember Vincent Orange is sweating—and not just because of the FBI. Orange has dropped 45 pounds thanks to a two-year regimen of diet and exercise, and hit his goal weight of 200 pounds this summer.

"There’s no secret," Orange says of his regimen. "It’s nothing I invented."

Orange's morning routine includes 150 jumping jacks, 50 sit-ups, 50 push-ups, stretching, and some weight-lifting in his home gym in Brookland. Orange eats cereal for breakfast and salad for lunch. (Dinner, on the other hand, is always a “decent” meal, he says.)

Some people made fun of his slow weight loss in the beginning, Orange says. To speed things up, Orange gave up alcohol for six months. The councilmember has since abandoned teetotalism.

New suits and an improved golf game later, the at-large councilmember is just waiting for some abs. “I’m trying to get ripples in my stomach,” Orange says.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

  • Logan and beyond

    Next thing he will come out! Go Vincent, you rule girl!

  • Typical DC BS

    He must have been feeling frisky when he posted pics of him and his staffer/side squeeze earlier this year.

  • RealDC

    Ha, still "greasy" as he can be........just not as sweaty.

  • RealDC

    ....but I would still vote VO for Council Chair in '14!..Or maybe Mayor??

    He maybe "Cheezy" and "Greazy" but he is a real "Neazy" for "Reazy"...

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  • NE John

    I usually jab VO, but good for him.

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