Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson lost more than 80 lbs. since the birth of her son 19 months ago, and managed to look fabulous even after a flight from Paris to Washington D.C. earlier in the week. Hudson’s weight loss has had an effect on her fans. She told Essence magazine, “Now people come up to me saying, ‘You’ve inspired me,’ and I’m like, ‘Wow.’” Hudson appears on two Essence magazine covers for an April special edition.
The covers show off Hudson’s celebrity fashion style in fuchsia pink on both covers: one dress with a plunging neckline and the other in a belted jacket and skinny jeans. Hudson says that if her son, David, wants to go into show business, she would support him. “I’ll tell him like my mother told me, ‘As long as you’re doing what you love to do, mama’s always happy and proud of you.’”