Published on July 7th 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This list features celebrities who made the decision to lose weight for their appearance, careers, and most importantly their health. So, without further ado, here’s the Top 10 Black Celebrity Weight Losers.

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10. Queen Latifah

 

Height: 5’10”

From: 235 pounds to 215 pounds

How? Jenny Craig

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9. Phylicia Rashad

 

Height: 5’6”

Amount lost: 35 pounds

How? Jenny Craig

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8. Monique

 

Height: 5’10”

From: 260 pounds to 220 pounds; from a size 20 to a size 16

How? Personal trainer & stopped eating junk food

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7. Janet Jackson

 

Height: 5’4”

From: 180 pounds to 120 pounds

How? Personal trainer & changed eating habits

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6. Jennifer Hudson

 

Height: 5’9”

From: Size 16 to size 6

How? Weight Watchers

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5. Sherri Shepherd

 

 

Height: 5’1”

From: Size 16 to size 6

How? Personal trainer & eating healthier

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4. Randy Jackson

 

Height: 5’11”

From: 320 pounds to 220 pounds

How? Gastric bypass surgery & eating the right foods

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3. Al Roker

 

Height: 5’8”

From: 320 pounds to 205 pounds

How? Gastric bypass surgery

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2. Patti Austin

 

Height: 5’5”

From: 263 pounds to 140 pounds. And from a size 26 to a size 8

How? Gastric bypass surgery

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1. Star Jones

 

Height: 5’5”

From: 307 pounds to 170 pounds

How? Gastric bypass surgery

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10 Responses to “Top 10 Black Celebrity Weight Losers”

  1. Shack Says:

    Great effort from all these celebs-I personally believe Monique and Latifah need their XL sizes (within reason) to maintain their “Star Aura” – In other words they use their size/weight to thier advantage.

    The rest need to keep the weight off. There are two that come to mind who aren’t listed – O. Winfrey (know that she goes back & forth) and J. Holiday (who lost a tremendous amount of weight and kept if off I think)

  2. Marcus Says:

    Great weight loss stories. Very inspirational.

  3. Leon Shepherd Says:

    Thanks Marcus!

  4. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    I love it. Congrats to them. I agree with Shack about Queen Latifah and Monique. You forgot Eddie Murphy…I think he should be number one with all the weight he lost in The Nutty Professor LOL! Okay, I’m just kidding. Great job.

  5. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    ?I think 50 cent should be on the list. How did 50 cent lose all that weight?

  6. Leon Says:

    Shack, Jennifer Holiday definitely should have been on the list. She’s lost 140 pounds from having gastric bypass surgery.
    And I left Oprah off the list because as you mentioned, she goes back and forth.

  7. Leon Says:

    Lenora, 50 lost his weight (54 pounds) by going on a liquid diet and running on a treadmill 3 hours a day.
    I left him off the list because he has almost regained all of the weight he lost for the movie role.

  8. Jeanette Davis ("Author") Says:

    All of you look great! Keep up the good work staying healthy an strong!

  9. Trisha Says:

    Great stories. My only comment about Star was she never was open about how she lost the weight. I agree Monique and QL would hear about it if they lost more weight. What about Ruben Studdard, didnt he lose weight too?

  10. Leon Says:

    Trisha, you’re right! Ruben Studdard lost 100 pounds.
    He belongs in the top 10.