Jennifer Hudson’s New Commercial ‘Scares’ Some Of Her Family Members [AUDIO]

January 12, 2012 9:09 am

American Idol” alum Jennifer Hudson called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Thursday to talk about her new book “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways, Found Myself, and Lost What Weighed Me Down,” how her family reacted to to her new weight loss commercial, and how she is treated differently now.

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You may have seen Jennifer’s new weight loss commercial, it features her former self and her skinny self, singing together on the screen. Jennifer tells us that this commercial means so much to her, “It is from my start and it represents more than just weight loss. To me it represents growth, maturing, and my overall journey when I started.” However, some of her family members have had a different reaction. She tells us her sister has said, “Oh no, that commercial scares me.” See the commercial below.

Jennifer has been receiving a lot more attention now that she is skinnier, even though she is equally as talented as she was. She tells us that this is a bit bothersome for her. “Why does image matter. Why can’t it just be about the talent. Only those who have went through this kind of experience will fully understand how different it is being on both sides of the fence. It is so interesting to see how differently you are treated,” she explains.

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You can read about Jennifer’s weight loss journey in her book “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways, Found Myself, and Lost What Weighed Me Down,” available in stores now. Also, if you are in the LA area you have the chance to see her at one of her upcoming book signings listed below.

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Thursday, January 12th, 7:00PM-8:30PM
Book signing at the Grove
Barnes & Noble
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Friday, January 13th, 11:30AM-12:30PM
Book Signing at Weight Watchers Center
Weight Watchers L.A.
10791 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA

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