Sunday, February 25, 2007

can I be Jennifer Hudson when I grow up?

I just found out that Jennifer Hudson and I are the same size, a 12. We also have the same first name. But while I still feel like the ugly duckling whenever I see the skinny girls in the gym and daydream about seeing a single-digit size on my clothing tags someday, Jennifer Hudson will stand on the red carpet with dozens of size-0 women, posing her heart out and smiling the whole time, immune to potential snide remarks from self-appointed fashion police Joan and Melissa Rivers. She has already survived her bout with Simon Crowell and came out looking much better than he did.
“I’m the size of the average girl and my theory is that we’re not too big, they’re too small,” she said. “I would much rather have meat on my bones.”

Though she’s lost the 20 pounds she gained for “Dreamgirls,” she’s not interested in dropping any more weight. “I would never want to be smaller than an 8,” she said, “and even that’s too small. I think 10, 12, 14, is a beautiful place to be.”
If you're reading this, Jennifer, I was wondering if I could borrow a little of that attitude. Good luck tonight, I'm sure you'll look beautiful and I'll be rooting for you. And as for those Oscar dresses you decide not to wear, I would gladly take those off your hands as well. You know, we wear the same size.

3 comments:

  1. I was reading that she's the second woman of color to be on the cover of Vogue. Oprah had to lose 20 pounds to get on the cover (she's #1) and Jennifer didn't.

    Good luck to both Jennifers and they both reach their goals!

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  2. It's so wonderful to have someone in the press who is so satisfied with her size and has no desire to be stick-thin. I just hope the Hollywood machine doesn't eventually brainwash her into thinking she does need to get thinner and she maintains her fantastic self-confidence.

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  3. Coolio, I'm a size 12 too! We can split those Oscar dress cast-offs.

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