Jennifer Hudson opens up about weight transformation in Self Magazine

To date, Jennifer Hudson is one of the biggest success stories to come out of American Idol. But the road here has been full of obstacles and trials that could have rendered anyone into a deep depression or worse.

In the headlines yesterday, a reality star committed suicide when he couldn't cope with all
the drama that arrived on his doorstep since his closeup on tv. This is just one example of how things could have gone if Ms. Hudson not had the love, support, and guidance of family and friends.

In an interview for Self Magazine's September issue, the mommy-of-one opened up about her physical transformation and how she never even realized she had an issue with weight until the spotlight was on her during the Fox reality talent show.

"I didn't even know I was considered plus-sized until I came to Hollywood," the 29-year-old said. "I thought I was the perfect size!"

That changed on a red carpet, when "an interviewer asked, 'How does it feel to be plus-sized in Hollywood?' I looked around, like, Who is she talking to? Oh, me? I'm plus-sized? In the neighborhood I'm from in Chicago, a 16 is normal. But in Hollywood, everyone looks exactly the same, so I stood out."

Jennifer disappeared for a hot minute after the birth of her son David and it was during this time that she joined Weight Watchers to help her with her diet regimen and also began working out. In total, J-Hud says she has dropped a total of 80 lbs and is currently a size 6.

I don't know about you guys but I have tried Weight Watchers in the past and while I did get some decent results, I absolutely hated having to count points. Granted, this was quite a long time ago and I'm sure with the availability of apps for phones and the computer things must be a lot easier.

Regardless, Hudson looks amazing and we love that even after the weight loss, she has still maintained her curves!

For the full interview, make sure to get your copy of Self Magazine in stores tomorrow.


  1. wowwww she is such an inspiration.. and here I am slacking to go to the gym... grrr on me :)

    Following you.. I'm a beauty blogger from Miami too... hope you check out my blog too..

  2. Thanks for checking me out Bee! Nice to meet a fellow Miami-an beauty blogger.

    Don't feel bad, I've been seriously slacking at the gym as well. :(

  3. Hollywood thinks anyone that isn't a size zero is plus sized. Jennifer looked great then and she looks great now. Not everyone wants to be a waif.

    - Angel S.