Lincoln later relieves how he became determined to turn himself (and his body) around, embarking on a strict diet and exercise regime under the watchful eye of celebrity trainer Jono Castano, who helped Lincoln go from 88kg to 75.5kgs in 12 weeks.
"I feel this experience has completely turned my life around," Lincoln gushed to the magazine.
The Underbelly Razor star's interview comes just six weeks after Abdelmalek was found guilty of six counts of stalking.
Lincoln adressed the scam back in April, wirting a lengthy 3-part statement on Twitter.
“Having your number, address, personal details illegally obtained & photos doctored was scary. Having them used to catfish people is sickening," Lewis began.
“But nothing can give back or make right what this sick person did and took away from the victims.
"For everyone, but especially for those with kids, know who you or they are talking to online. be absolutely sure of it! Social media can be great but also a scary place as there are sick twisted people out there. Be safe.
"I also want to take this time to thank the incredible police & detectives who have worked tirelessly on this case over the last 8 years. You see the worst actions in people yet never give up. You are amazing. Thank you."
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