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Janet Jackson has never been able to avoid having a well-publicized history of struggles with her weight. Since we watched her as a child star from an early age, everything from her chubby stages to her Velvet Rope-era body has became fodder for discussion, graced magazine covers, and inspired more belly and nipple rings than most women want to admit. Now Janet Jackson is the new spokeswoman for Nutrisystem, saying that it has helped her lose weight and keep it off. Watch:

Jennifer Hudson vouching for Weight Watchers, Mariah Carey for Jenny Craig, and now Janet for Nutrisystem — anyone see a trend here? More importantly, does anyone really believe that Janet is using Nurtisystem at all? When I think of Janet’s body I imagine a whole lot of hard work to reach that level of tone and cut. This has been the case for years, even when the tabloids floated around pictures of her jogging in sweats during her “off-season” weight. I imagine no carbs, fasting, an all-liquid diet, hours in the gym…and does anyone remember that rumor that she had a rib removed to flatten her stomach? Whatever she does to achieve her flyness, I also imagine personal trainers, assistants and chefs helping out, so I’m not sure if Nutrisystem is what’s really at play here or if she’s an ideal person to sell the product.

What do you think?

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