Hudson was shocked when saw the cover of her self-titled 2008 debut album, looking slim–before she got help from Weight Watchers.
“It’s like, ‘Where’s the rest of me?’” Hudson told Dateline. “They Photoshopped me probably to the size I am now on that cover, when we all know I was nowhere near that.”
The singer-actress was concerned about how fans would react to the obviously retouched cover.
“To me, it did not send out a good message. And it did not represent me well,” she said. “Did I not just prove that talent is enough if I made it this far? Being who I am, being the size that I am?”
Hudson, who was honored last year by Weight Watchers with the dedication of Jennifer Hudson Center in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, is promoting her upcoming autobiography, “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down.”