Show off those pins, Miss Lady!
Jennifer Hudson covers the December 2012 issue of Redbook magazine photographed by Ruven Afandor.
On how she feels after her weight loss transformation: “I’m getting used to my new self more than anything else. I got used to being plus-sized and knowing how to be that, whereas this is like, ‘Okay, who am I?’ I keep thinking that I probably need an extra-large or a large and the stylist is like, ‘No, you need a medium or a small.'”
On dropping more pounds: “I’m at the weight I want to be. But I hear all the time, ‘Don’t lose any more weight, you need to stop.’ People are under the impression that I’m still losing but I’m not.”
On her slimmer self: “I’m getting used to my new self more than anything else. I got used to being plus-sized and knowing how to be that, whereas this is like, ‘Okay, who am I?’ I keep thinking that I probably need an extra-large or a large and the stylist is like, ‘No, you need a medium or a small.’”
On deciding to start a clothing line: “I know what I like, and that’s what it’s all about. It’s like, who’s your fashion icon? Me. And no one but you knows what you feel most comfortable in. I look at each piece and think, ‘Could I wear that as big Jennifer or could I wear that now?’ I want to consider every girl.”
Yes, yes; these pics, like all magazine pics, are photoshopped like crazy, but still: she looks awesome.
We think the reason people might be assuming that she’s still losing weight is because she’s still learning how to dress her new body. When she first dropped the pounds, she made the common mistake of wearing things that were too tight for her or somehow not right for her frame. Tom lost 70 pounds when he was in his 20s and it took him years to figure out how to dress after that. The newly svelte tend to either still dress their old body or they dress a body they don’t actually have, mistakenly thinking that weight loss means you can now compete with runway models. It’s the same no matter what your size is: good style comes down to figuring out what works best for your body.
[Photo Credit: Ruven Afandor for Redbook]
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