Shrinking Jennifer Hudson appears to have lost even MORE as she steps out in a mini dress and thigh-high boots
She has already shed an astonishing 80lbs with her successful Weight Watchers program.
But it appears that Jennifer Hudson has lost even more weight judging by her appearance at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City last night.
The 30-year-old Dreamgirls star looked slimmer than ever in a short mini-dress as she stepped on the red-carpet for the event.
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Shrinking: Jennifer Hudson looked slimmer than ever as she attended the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City
And while the singer and actress looked sensational, she showcased her svelte figure in an odd combination of a shiny short and tight dress with crochet collar and a pair of glittering thigh-high boots.
The outfit was completely mismatched and covered up the star”s stunning frame.
But there was no doubt that Jennifer was comfortable in her skin.
Bejeweled: Jennifer later poured her curves into a multi-coloured bejeweled gown to perform
She posed confidently with her hands on her hip on the red-carpet.
The VH1 Divas Live concerts were first created in 1998 in order to support the station”s Save The Music Foundation.
Thisyear”s concert is designed to the cities such as Chicago, Detroit, London and Memphis that helped create or contributed to soul music.
Racy in red: Jennifer also slipped into a very revealing red minidress for one her performances
Sexy: Jennifer certainly had stage presence in the attire
Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Florence + the Machine, Jessie J and Jill Scott were just someof the performers.
Jennifer was joined by a slew of other divas at the event this evening.
British singer Jessie J went for a risque look, slipping into a sheer black dress with just gold beading and embroidery to cover her modesty.
Daring: British singer Jessie J went for a risque look, slipping into a sheer black dress with gold beading and embroidery to cover her modesty
Country Music legend Dolly Parton as always arrived in a flamboyant ensemble, consisting of a bedazzled black dress and a pair of knee-high boots.
The 65-year-old was certainly a crowd pleaser, having a ball laughing and posing on the carpet.
Florence and the Machine vixen Florence Welch slipped into a stunning vintage style dress with sequinned front and sleeve.
Vibrant: The hit-maker later took to the stage wearing cut-out dress with multi-coloured fringe
Getting her groove on: Jesse showed off her signature dance moves
The 25-year-old singer”s fiery locks and porcelain skin were made up perfectly.
Hudson”s weight loss has recently been the topic of conversation, most recently on The View.
Hudson was as shocked as anyone when host Joy Behar claimed she was a size zero.
Afterthe chat show host made the comments, Hudson was subject to heavy criticism and a backlash over her size – but the singer has revealed shenever said she was so small.
Different looks: Hudson is pretty in a floral shift dress, while Jessie J gets funky in a printed bodysuit
In an interview with Ebony magazine featured in the December/ January issue the former American Idol contestant spoke out about the weighty issue.
She said that she never claimed to be a size zero, which is a U.K. size four.
She explained: ‘I’m going to finally address that size-zero thing that Joy (Behar) said on The View. Hell, I wasn’t even on the show. I never said I was a size zero.’
Dollywood: Dolly Parton as always arrived in a flamboyant ensemble, consisting of a bedazzled black dress and a pair of knee-high boots
Duet: Dolly and Queen Latifah sang a duet on the night
‘I got crucified by I don’t know how many people who cussed me out because they said I’m putting out the wrong message and telling people to be a size zero.
“I got called every name under the sun and was told, “You should be ashamed of yourself for talking about being that size.” Well, honey, when I do say I’m that size, then give me that speech. I never said that.’
Hudson became a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers and she has since lost 80lbs following the programme.
Vintage vixen: Florence Welch as always pulled off a stunning vintage style dress with sequined front and sleeves
Gorgeous: Florence later slipped into a gold metallic Twenties-style dress and went barefoot to perform
Hudson – who discusses her weight lossjourney in her 2012 book, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down – said it was a long and steady battle.
She said: “My weight loss didn”t happen overnight. It”s been two years.
“That”s about the right amount of time to lose weight. So what”s been drastic about that
Dream in cream: Mary J Blige glittered in a long cream sequinned gown with matching fur jacket, while London singer Estelle shimmered in gold
“Just because you didn”t see me working doesn”t mean I wasn”t.”
Hudson isn”t the only member of her family to be successful on the Weight Watchers plan.
Flaunting their figures: Much like Jennifer, Mary slipped her curves into a figure-hugging dress to sing
Stardom in threes: Jennifer, Mary and Kelly Clarkson all pose together before they take to the stage to perform
Attitude: Jennifer, Kelly and Mary gave some diva attitude at the end of their song
More than 75 of her relatives have succeeded on it.
Hudson has also recently dismissed rumours that she hasn”t wed her fiance because they can”t settle on a prenuptial agreement.
“I don”t know where that came from, because that”s not the issue at all,” she says. “I thought that was so random.
Slim pins: Estelle showed off her slender legs in a short dress as she performed with Travie McCoy
Legends: Soul singers Martha Reeves and Chaka Khan put on their best smiles for the cameras
“Even if that were the case, it wouldn”t be something we would discuss.”
In fact Hudson says the couple had agreed upon a wedding date before her family tragedy.
Jennifer”"s mother and brother were killed in their Chicago home on October 24, 2008.
Belting out the tunes: Kelly and La La Anthony kept the crowd entertained with their strong voices
Chic: Singer Mavis Staples looked sophisticated in a beaded jacket over a black silk blouse and trouser combination
Her seven-year-old nephew Julian King was reported missing but was found dead three days later.
Shesays that before her mum, brother and nephew were all killed she was looking forward to “the biggest, grandest wedding ever.”
Hudson says: “After that happened, I was like: “I don”t know what I want”.
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“A lot of things have happened in my life.
“There are a lot of things that I need to get adjusted to before I do anything else.
“That”s how I feel about it.”
Hudson got engaged to Otunga shortly before the murders.
She says her brother wasn”t initially supportive of the couple”s plans, thinking they were moving too fast.
Hell for double leather: Mary later slipped into leather trousers AND leather thigh-high boots for her solo performance
Catching up: The pair were later joined by singer Jill Scott, who was electric in her blue gown
My brother had the biggest issue with it,” she says. “He cried.
“But I”m his baby sister, so of course he was going to have issues with it.
“[The rest of the family] would say: “Well, Jenny always seems to make the right decisions”.
“I was being told this for a reason, so [I thought]: “We”re going to take our time”.
“Obviously, I listened.”
Zany do”: American actress and singer Ledisi stepped out with a wild hairstyle
Trio: Mob Wives stars Angela “Big Ang” Raiola, Carla Facciolo and Drita D”avanzo were on hand for the celebration
In a heartfelt moment Hudson explains why she took on the role of a nun in the upcoming comedy The Three Stooges.
“It”s so different from anything I”ve done,” she says. “I play a nun.
“I feel like I”m getting my feet wet in comedy.
“Another reason I took this role is because my mum was a huge fan of the Three Stooges.”
Casual cool: Gym Class Heroes Travie McCoy was cosy and casual for the event in his attire
Blast from the past: Boyz II Men members Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman also performed at this evening”s event