Black Music Month: Women and Body Image in Entertainment

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After becoming the spokesperson for Weight Watchers, singer Jennifer Hudson had what many thought was a drastic drop in weight, from a size 16 to 6. Reportedly, she was motivated by wanting to improve her health for the sake of her son and welcomed the improvement to her image. Her weight loss opened up her love for fashion and her aspirations to continue landing star roles, including playing Winnie Mandela, a film about the activist's life to be release later this year. She is scheduled to write a book that centers around her weight-loss journey, due out January 2012.

After becoming the spokesperson for Weight Watchers, singer Jennifer Hudson had what many thought was…