The Dreamgirls actress and singer revealed to Oprah Winfrey on Thursday how much weight she lost on the Weight Watchers diet. Jennifer Hudson was literally bouncing in her seat with excitement.

“I’ve lost 80 pounds”, the singer told Winfrey. The audience let out a standing ovation. Hudson claims she is still adjusting to her new body size.

“It’s like a brand new me,” she said. “Sometimes I don’t even recognize myself.”

Hudson made the decision to lose the weight during her pregnancy with her now 2 year-old son. Hudson shrunk from a size 16 to a size 6.

She told Winfrey that she doesn’t have a personal chef and prepares her own food. She also runs the treadmill as part of her workout routine.

On the show, Hudson also spoke about the tragic loss of her mother, brother, and young nephew, who were murdered nearly two years ago. She claims that the only way she got through it was with family, faith, and friends.

“The only thing I can do to honor their memory is to make them proud,” Hudson said.

Hudson is endorsed as the spokeswoman for Weight watchers.

Watch Jennifer Hudson share the good news!

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  • Tamara

    Amen to that!!

    Kate hudson has always been my role model, when she used to be huge like in Dream Girls i admired her, for being in hollywood and NOT being size zero.

    She is the one who gave me the spirit to live life even though i am not a size 16 im way smaller than that haha, size 11 :) huge or not huge, famous or not famous, as long as you are willing to, you can do it!

    and now again she amazes me by losing 80 pounds! it really gives me hope, happiness, and alot of spirit to try it myself. And i am sure she is a role model to alot more overweight people out there :) as long as we are just willing to make it to the top, and to lose that weight just like her!

    • Tamara

      haha Oops! I meant Jennifer Hudson LOL!

  • I think this is awesome and sends a fantastic message to the women (esp young women) of our community. The message(s) I see:

    1- You can be beautiful, sexy, younng, black and fit! Somehow the last word fit hasn’t been emphasized enough among our young women. No you don’t have to be a skinny rail. Yes you can have a great figure. But most importantly you need to be conscious of being healthy at a young age. I love JH and the message she’s putting forward!

  • zy

    YAY Jennifer!!! I’m proud of her. She’s always had a natural glow and now, it’s even brighter. she’s definitely an inspiration to women everywhere.