Jennifer Hudson Gets Down To A Size 0

Jennifer Hudson Gets Down To A Size 0

On The View the other day, Joy Behar recounted a story of how she found out what dress size Jennifer Hudson wears:

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From Huffington Post:

Most women wouldn’t want their dress size revealed on television, but that didn’t stop “The View” co-host Joy Behar from announcing that actress Jennifer Hudson wears a size zero.

Behar said that on a recent shopping trip she ran in to the Oscar-winning actress and overheard the salesperson say Hudson wore a size zero.

Behar asked Hudson how it felt to have shrunk to such a small size and said Hudson told her, “I feel like they’re talking to someone else.”

By | 2015-03-04T22:14:21+00:00 March 4th, 2015|Celeb Watch|50 Comments

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  1. Nasha August 9, 2011 at 11:07 AM - Reply

    Mkay..I know some folks might not agree with the new J-Hud..but I think she looks fantastic…if she’s healthy, and isn’t starving herself..or “dying to be thin”..then maybe this size zero chick is who she really is….I’ve been steadily losing weight..and losing, and losing…I’m going to continue to eat healthy, and workout..and I happen to end up a much smaller size than anyone else anticipated, then so be it…I’m not mad at Jennifer…

  2. Paula @ Madame: The Journey August 9, 2011 at 11:07 AM - Reply

    Definitely proud of J. Hud’s transformation … but, a 0, though? Okay, maybe they’re going by the size model in South Africa where she’s been filming that movie. Yeah. ‘Cause…

    • Keelah August 9, 2011 at 12:21 PM - Reply


  3. Naffy August 9, 2011 at 11:53 AM - Reply

    Oh please. Joy Behar wasn’t shopping in a store in South Africa. Stop the hate.

    • Alasha August 9, 2011 at 8:06 PM - Reply

      LOL! I swear I don’t understand why Jennifer’s weight loss bothers people so much! Perhps if she looked emaciated and unhealthy, there’d be cause for concern, but you can’t win for losing (literally) with some people. It’s like some people are just waiting for her to stumble or regress, and for what?

  4. Stefanie August 9, 2011 at 12:01 PM - Reply

    Get it Jen! Whatever size, she looks great and healthy…keep wearing it well and taking care of your body!

  5. Keelah August 9, 2011 at 12:22 PM - Reply

    Congrats to her for her hard work. Not cute regarding the alleged size zero. I personally dont believe that its cute to celebrate ANY grown woman wearing such a small size.

    • Courtney August 9, 2011 at 3:12 PM - Reply

      As a “grown woman” who happens to wear a size 0, I find this and similar comments offensive and unnecessary. I think many people have a distorted vision of what a size 0 actually looks like (but that’s a topic for a different day). Yes, I will say I am petite at 5’2″, but this is the body I was blessed with and work to maintain, and it does not help ANYone for others to bash or put down women of a certain size. Rather than focusing on Jennifer Hudson’s size, why don’t we focus on and celebrate the fact that she is trying to live a healthier lifestyle? If that lifestyle brought her to a size 0, fine. If that just happened to be her size at that specific store (which others have mentioned), great. If she is not doing anything unhealthy or harmful to herself, then does it matter if someone claims she is a 0, 2, 4, 6, etc?

      • Nasha August 9, 2011 at 4:04 PM - Reply

        Agreed…the current size she’s at may simply be the result of her healty eating and exercise…I think she looks beautiful and healthy..she doesn’t look starved or anorexic..I think folks are getting caught up in the size issue..I say more power to her…I’m a healthy size 10 at the moment..but I wouldn’t mind being smaller..My friends have said “Girl, don’t lose any more weight”..but these are also the same friends who throw donuts, and junk in my face knowing I’m working towards a healthier lifestyle…like, can you NOT throw stumbling blocks in my face just because YOU don’t want to make any changes??? And if I drop a few more dress sizes in the process..then so be it…In a nutshell..go head on J-Hud!…

        • Stefanie August 10, 2011 at 4:21 PM - Reply

          It amazes me how some people can actually attempt to take a person in a different direction when they clearly see one is making an effort to live a healthier lifestyle. But I don’t blame it on the people. Some people don’t even realize what they are doing until it is pointed out to them. It’s just annoying that when a person is making a conscious weight loss effort, loved ones will say “don’t lose any more weight” or feed them obviously unhealthy foods. But it happens and I hope for you Natasha (and anyone else going through this who is on a weight loss journey) that you do not become upset over this and just smile and say ‘no, thank you.’

        • Vee April 9, 2012 at 9:02 AM - Reply

          My friends have said “Girl, don’t lose any more weight”..but these are also the same friends who throw donuts, and junk in my face knowing I’m working towards a healthier lifestyle…like, can you NOT throw stumbling blocks in my face just because YOU don’t want to make any changes???

          I so agree with the above:)

    • Eva October 21, 2011 at 8:29 AM - Reply

      When I was in my 20’s (in the 1980’s) I wore a size 0 and I was not starving myself. So I know it’s possible to be that size and not look sickly. Also at that time it was very hard to find clothes that were size 0. I was told to go to the junior department.

  6. Lucci August 9, 2011 at 12:36 PM - Reply

    OK I am honestly stunned that JHud is a size 0. She looks wonderful not certaintly not that small. When I think of a size 0 I think of Jada Pinkett Smith, Meghan Goode..I actually dont even think Halle Barry is a ZERO. Its such a small size. I would be more inclined to think the sizing at the store is incorrect. Jhud looks more like a 4 or a 6. But this is not said as a slight to her since I really dont think there is something GREAT about being a size 0..I’ve always said that only mean you have ZERO AZZ which is never good!

    • Erica September 4, 2012 at 11:15 PM - Reply

      I am not a size zero but grew up about an 8 and slimmed down in my 20s to a 1/2. I didn’t even mean to, I ate a little healthier and lost baby fat. But all im saying is people have stopped me on the street, even now, to tell me how big my azz is!!!

  7. Katherine August 9, 2011 at 3:08 PM - Reply

    Is that healthy that she went from a 16 to a 0 in less that a year? I am so wondering this. She is toned and everything. How tall are you suppose to be and be a 0? Just a few questions about all of this.

  8. Amanda August 9, 2011 at 3:55 PM - Reply

    I think everyone’s getting a little too caught up on the size thing. Yeah, she might very well be a size 0 in some brands. So what so long as she’s healthy and happy? And hell, I don’t know any woman who wears the same size in every brand – I veer between three sizes right now depending on the brand, the cut, the fabric, whether it’s jeans or slacks or shorts or a skirt or a dress.

  9. sydney August 9, 2011 at 4:58 PM - Reply

    I have mixed feelings about this. I think it’s bit soon to be celebrating her weight loss. Of course she should be proud of herself for accomplishing this goal (?) however, I think emphasis should be placed on celebrating maintenance. She JUST lost the weight. I would like to see her 5 years down the road, excluding any pregnancies that may occur along the way. I’m leery about the WW program. I hope she can maintain a healthy life style without having to rely on them.

    Furthermore, this size 0 stuff is a bit much. It would be fine if we were just talking about J. Hud but we know the media will use this to subtly promote that “skinny” Hollywood image. Not healthy, just skinny. I don’t want young girls to see this and think they have to be the same size. Not everyone is meant to be a size 0-2 especially when you are a tall person.

    Good for Jennifer for loosing weight but this needs to be kept in perspective: this is one woman’s journey. She should be an inspiration, not a standard.

    • Peaches August 9, 2011 at 10:32 PM - Reply

      I agree with your comment regarding WW. I too lost weight with WW, but the maintenance program was not a good program, and lo and behold it came back within a year. WW promotes the weight loss, but does not put enough emphasis on maintaining the weight. I am so proud for Jennifer Hudson for losing the weight especially with all of the turmoil that she has been through. I hope that she will be able to maintain this new weight, and this is my concern is that we haven’t seen her maintain a size, she has simply lost additional weight.

      • Rooo February 4, 2012 at 9:59 PM - Reply

        Peaches has a point.

        A big one.

        /former WW attendee, current low-carber & gym devotee

  10. DeLaunte' August 9, 2011 at 5:27 PM - Reply

    I think revealing a ‘0’ versus an 18/20 is great! It’s a report and comments if ‘TOO SMALL’ or ‘TOO BIG’. Can’t seem to win!

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