She may be a superstar now, thanks greatly to American Idol, but Jennifer Hudson wasn’t always on center stage. One look at her childhood photos though, and it is evident she was always headed for stardom!
Here is Jennifer as a baby. How cute was she?! Her family believes this photo shows Jennifer at around one year old.
The Dreamgirls star is pictured here at aged six.
She already knew she would be a great singer one day! Jennifer is seen at a recording studio in Chicago during her Music In Industry course at Dunbar Vocational Career Academy in Chicago, her hometown.
Fun times! Jennifer went on a school field trip to Niagra Falls as a kid.
In 1999, Jennifer was awarded Most Talented Female Musician by her classmates. No surprise there!
Aw, Jennifer is seen in her graduation photo from Dunbar Vocational Career Academy where she majored in Vocal Music.
Why does it seem like most celebs worked at fast-food restaurants before becoming famous? Jennifer worked at a Burger King in southern Chicago! Relatives said she would sing to customers as they pulled up to the drive-thru window. The restaurant is less than a mile from her childhood home.
And here’s her childhood home on Yale Street in southern Chicago.
It definitely looks like Jennifer knew early on what her best talent was!
Fast forward a couple of decades later, and Jennifer is now a household name, having won numerous awards, including a Grammy and a Golden Globe. Which of her childhood photos is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.