From her svelte figure to her doting fiancé to her rising fame, Jennifer Hudson oozes beauty and confidence in her own skin.
But the transition to Hollywood wasn't always easy for the Academy Award-winning star. In an exclusive clip for Oprah's Next Chapter, Hudson reveals that she was surprised by Tinseltown's emphasis on image and quickly learned her personal expectations were starkly different than the celebrity standard:
"Already I had lost like 60 pounds then, I was exercising everyday I got down to a size 12 and I got to Hollywood and they were like, 'How do you feel being the big girl?'" Hudson shares with Oprah Winfrey. "And I was like, 'Who are they talking to?' I literally looked around like this is normal, this is fine, this is average, where I come from it's totally fine, so I couldn't understand."