Jennifer Hudson has been chosen as the newest spokesperson for “Weight Watchers,” an international company that offers various dieting products and services to assist weight loss and maintenance.
Jennifer Hudson, the only American Idol alum to have won a Grammy and an Oscar, has lost 56 to 80 pounds (25 kg+) in the last year, the reason why she was chosen ambassador for people who want to lose weight.
On February 10, 2011, she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and revealed she has now lost a total of 80 pounds. Her 2012 autobiography, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, detailed her weight loss.
Meanwhile, Hudson took the witness stand in her family murder trial to testify against her sister’s boyfriend William Balfour. On October 24, 2008, Hudson’s 57-year-old mother, Darnell Donnerson, and the singer’s 29-year-old brother, Jason, were found shot to death inside the Chicago home Donnerson shared with Hudson’s elder sister, Julia, the girlfriend of Balfour.