Accusation: Even though people have been commenting on her curvy figure since the singer emerged from American Idol, Hudson says she never thought she was "fat" until an interviewer on the red carpet asked her, "How does it feel to be plus-sized in Hollywood?"
Response: At first the actress defended her weight replying, "I looked around, like, 'Who is she talking to? Oh, me? I'm plus-sized?' In the neighborhood I'm from in Chicago, a size 16 is normal. But in Hollywood, everyone looks exactly the same, so I stood out." But then she became a spokesperson for Weight Watchers, losing over 80 pounds—a feat for which she's arguably more famous for than her Tony or Oscar. And in an interview with Self magazine she agreed, proclaiming, "I'm prouder of my weight loss than my Oscar!"