American Idol’s Jennifer Hudson New Weight Watchers Spokeswoman

American Idol alumni and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson announced Thursday on Good Morning America that she will be the newest spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. Hudson gave birth to son David Jr. seven months ago and said she has taken off all the extra baby weight and more thanks to the weight-loss program.

Jennifer Hudson on 'Good Morning America' (ABC)
Jennifer Hudson on 'Good Morning America' (ABC)

“No one recognizes me anymore,” Jennifer Hudson said in her Good Morning America interview. “I wanted to go in a different direction and find a better lifestyle.” Hudson said she decided to join a weight-loss program after her son was born to get back into shape post-pregnancy. “I decided to do Weight Watchers,” Hudson said. “I feel like I’ve conquered the world.”

“I feel empowered with what I’ve learned – everything from portion control to what foods will help keep me satisfied,” Hudson said. Now Hudson will be sharing her story of getting healthier as an official Weight Watchers spokeswoman, following on the heels of previous celebrities like Jenny McCarthy and Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson.

Although a much skinnier Jennifer Hudson is proud of her weight loss, she said she was “very comfortable with myself before” and has previously been vocal about loving her curvy body. Hudson said, however, that she has “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.”

Bravo Jennifer, we love you curvy or skinny, as long as you are healthy, happy and keep on singing!

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American Idol Alumni Jason Castro Wedding in Texas

American Idol alumni Jason Castro married sweetheart Mandy Mayhall in an intimate wedding ceremony on Saturday. The 22-year-old season 7 American Idol contestant proposed to Mayhall on Halloween while the couple was dressed as the lead characters from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Jason Castro
Jason Castro

Jason Castro and Mandy Mayhall tied the knot on Saturday near Dallas, Texas following a boy’s night out bachelor party of bowling, poker and pool earlier in the week. Castro confirmed the wedding reports on Sunday, posting on his Twitter feed: “Yesterday I married the girl of my dreams… It couldn’t have been more perfect! Now, honeymoooon!!!”

Well, the wedding probably could have been a bit more perfect. It seems poor Jason Castro has been sick as a dog for several days, posting on Twitter that he had to hole up after the nuptials for “Theraflu and bed.” Not a fun way to spend your wedding night!

Castro will be taking a bit of time to enjoy that honeymoon – hopefully without more Theraflu – and then will be launching a tour later this month in support of his new The Love Uncompromised EP.

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