(NEW YORK) — The results of Jennifer Hudson’s body transformation have never been more apparent than in her latest Weight Watchers commercial, in which she sings alongside a heavier version of herself.
On the left, Hudson is shown in 2004, at 23, on American Idol. On the right, Hudson is shown as she looks today, seven years older and 80 pounds lighter. She sings The Four Tops’ “I Believe in You and Me” as Weight Watchers’ slogan “Believe, Because It Works” appears behind her.
Hudson became the spokesperson for the weight-loss program in 2010. Her commitment to getting fit also led her to walk away from the lead role in the Oscar-winning film Precious.
In her new book, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, Hudson writes that after putting on pounds for Dreamgirls (which won her an Oscar), she “wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight.”
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