Lose it: First called "too fat" for Hollywood, American Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson made headlines when she dropped more than 80 pounds as a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. Then, proving that nothing is ever good enough, critics called her "too thin." With so much buzz about her body, we might remember the talented singer best for the 20 seconds of "Believe" she belts out in the commercial.
Love it: With an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a NAACP image, and a Screen Actors Guild award tucked under her chic belt, the singer-actress proves she is so much more powerful than a number on the scale. When a personal tragedy rocked Hudson's world (her mother, brother and nephew brutally murdered in 2008), she showed us her true mettle as she dealt with a private tragedy in a very public way. In 2012 she released her autobiography that focuses partly on how she stays optimistic no matter what life throws at her.
Live it: Sometimes we aim to change the world only to find the world has changed us; the trick is how you deal with it. Optimism is a gift worth far more than a designer dress in a sample size.