Jennifer Hudson shows off tiny new figure on Essence covers

Jennfier Hudson shows off her new slimline figure on a special two-cover edition of Essence. Photo: Essence.com

Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has showed off her 80lb weight loss on not one, but two, covers of Essence magazine.

The Dreamgirls star flaunts her newly slender figure in a skintight fuchsia dress, as well as a pair of skinny jeans teamed with a hot-pink blouse, for a special two-cover edition of Essence's April issue.

Jennifer, who's now a spokeswoman for Weightwatchers, told the magazine that she was proud of inspiring her fans, saying: "I didn't realise that so many people were watching me or that so many people were interested.

"Now people come up to me saying, 'You've inspired me' and I'm like, 'Wow'".

After taking a step back from her career for parenthood and to grieve the loss of her mother, brother and nephew - who were murdered by her estranged brother-in-law - Hudson is back in the spotlight.

As well as promoting her new film Winnie - about the story of Winnie Mandela - she also releases her second album I Remember Me later this month.

What do you think of her new look? Does she look stunning - or should she get some curves back?

Passion for fashion? Follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook