Jennifer Hudson lost a whopping 80 pounds, shrinking from a size 16 to 6; just a shadow of her former Dream Girls era self — but no matter, the singer still sees herself as the rubenesque woman we all fell in love with on American Idol.
"I'm getting used to my new self more than anything else," she told the December issue of Redbook. "I got used to being plus-sized and knowing how to be that, whereas this is like, 'Okay, who am I?' I keep thinking that I probably need an extra-large or a large and the stylist is like, 'No, you need a medium or a small.'"
The actress covered the magazine mainly to talk about her clothing line for QVC, which she hopes will appeal to women of all shapes and sizes.
"I know what I like, and that's what it's all about. It's like, who's your fashion icon? Me. And no one but you knows what you feel most comfortable in," she explained. "I look at each piece and think, 'Could I wear that as big Jennifer or could I wear that now?' I want to consider every girl."
It's tough to please everyone and even after getting healthier she has her detractors who worry she's lost too much weight.
"I'm at the weight I want to be," she said. "People are under the impression that I'm still losing but I'm not."