Last season, we watched Kandi Burruss work out to shed some unwanted pounds, and it’s clear that all of her hard work has totally paid off.

But even before she lost the weight, we never saw anything wrong with Kandi’s petite frame. However, last spring Kandi tweeted an old school pic of herself with a few a friends, and now we better understand her weight loss motivation.

In the pic, Kandi happily flaunts her super-toned abs in a '90s-era belly-shirt. 

She tweeted, “#throwbackthursday with my friends Tammary & @Camcambi.” 

While Kandi’s body is totally rockin’, we prefer the more sophisticated style she shows off today!