(Jennifer Hudson - photo by Diana Gomez, courtesy Daily Mail)

*Since Jennifer Hudson lost 88 pounds, she’s become the spokesperson for weight loss, not to mention a favorite of high fashion designers.

In a recent photo shoot, she showed off her new slimmed down shape and size 6 body. She said the health change has transformed her perspective oveall and given her more opportunities in life.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, when asked if the odds are against plus-size women in the entertainment industry, she said it’s not too bad.

”No, because I was doing OK before. But the truth is, so many more opportunities open up when you’re on the other side, as I am now. I’d no idea what I was missing out on. It’s like a whole other world. Suddenly every designer wants to dress you. It’s like, ‘You look amazing! Please, choose a dress. Have a bag. And what about shoes?’ I mean, wow!” Ultimately Jenn says her look comes down to one thing, comfort. “My look is led by what I feel good in. If I’m not comfortable in something, I won’t wear it – no matter whose name is on the label.”

And her son with fiancé David Otunga, she says is basically a reflection of herself.

“He’s very much his own person, a little performer who loves to sing and dance,’ she says. ‘He’s so charming, too. Yes, I’m biased, but I’ve never seen a child with such presence. […] When I was little I used to itch at night, so my mom would scratch me [Jennifer runs her fingertips up and down an imaginary body] and he’s just the same. It’s our little ritual. Every night he goes, ‘Itch! Itch!’ It’s like seeing myself all over again.”

(Jennifer Hudson - photo by Diana Gomez, courtesy Daily Mail)