Jennifer Hudson recently revealed to UK’s Grazia magazine that the entertainment industry discriminated against her when she was heavier.
She said, “In this slim world I do now realize I was being discriminated against. Now I’m offered more parts. There is much more excitement about me now.”
The singer revealed that she never saw herself as overweight when she was living the heavy life because before Hollywood, most of the women around her had meat on their bones.
“I never thought I was overweight. I thought my old look was pretty normal. That was how all the girls looked growing up in Chicago. I didn’t have any problem with it. It makes me smile to think back to myself when I did ‘Dreamgirls’ with Beyonce. I did see all these women in Hollywood, all very slim and I thought, ‘Wow, these ladies are very into themselves.’ I loved that I stood out in a room. You knew when you saw this woman it was Jennifer Hudson.”
However, nowadays, she says she always gets surprised at what she used to look like when she sees older pictures of her heavier self. But each to their own. We just hope that she doesn’t get too thin as she looks fine as she is now.