The 22-year-old NYU student and author of the blog EJJohnsonStyle.com
revealed to ET's Kevin Frazier that he underwent gastric sleeve surgery -- a decision we saw him struggling with on the #RichKids
"I feel amazing," said E.J., now 50 pounds lighter. "I feel great."
In the surgery, doctors removed 80 percent of his stomach, making it the size of a banana. Prior to going through with the surgery, E.J. sat down with Star Jones, who had a gastric bypass surgery more than a decade ago.
"She told me that it was definitely a tool for a whole new life," said E.J. "It was not something that was the easy way out by any means. This is not something that you do and then all of a sudden everything is gone and you're skinny and you're a new person. It's definitely a tool and something that you have to work at."
E.J. explained that he still has to exercise and eat healthy in order to reach and maintain his weight-loss goals.
While he did suffer from teasing when he was younger, E.J. insists that he made this decision for himself.
"As I grew older it was less teasing," said E.J. "It's not like I was bullied into doing this."
"He was 100 percent supportive of course," said E.J. "He supports me in everything that I do. He's been one of my biggest cheerleaders."