Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson has signed on as the face (and body) of the new Weight Watchers campaign.
The singer, actress and model has already lost around 27kg since she gave birth to her son David Jr with her wrestler fiancé David Otunga last August, and credits the Weight Watchers eating plan for helping her achieve her new slim-line figure.
"I decided to try Weight Watchers because I wanted to make healthy changes, and I needed a plan that would fit in with my busy life. I can follow the Weight Watchers plan no matter where I am, still enjoy my favourite foods, and even use the iPhone app to track my points," she said in a statement.
During an appearance on TV show Good Morning America, she told host Robin Roberts: “I feel like I’ve conquered the world… It’s a lifestyle change, not a diet. I don’t really diet as such. I actually get up and work hard every day. I make sure I eat right and just make sure I stay focused. It is about being consistent and sticking with it.”
Hudson was also adamant to point out she decided to lose her excess kilos for herself and to set a good example to her son, not to conform to Hollywood’s idea of what is beautiful.
The star - who was known for her fuller figure - added: “I was very comfortable with myself before. I have a child now and I want to set a great example for him. Make better life choices, health choices, and just create a good example for him growing up."
The 28-year-old actress – who won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 2007 for her performance in Dreamgirls alongside Beyonce Knowles - will appear in commercials for the company and will act as a spokesperson.
She follows in the footsteps of other famous faces, including Jenny McCarthy and British royal Sarah Ferguson, who have acted as spokespeople for Weight Watchers.
Check out Hudson's blog about her experiences here.
- (Bang Showbiz, Weight Watchers.com, April 2010)
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