Janet Jackson is no stranger to yo-yo weight gain and weight loss, but after becoming the latest spokesperson for NutriSystem last year, the curvy entertainer has now debuted a slimmer figure in a TV ad for the home delivery weight-loss program.
New promotional photos for the commercial show off Jackson’s shrinking waist as she poses proudly in a curve-hugging tangerine dress.
As for how much weight Janet has lost, well, she’s staying mum about that for now. “For Janet, it’s about feeling good,” a rep for the program says.
In recent times, rumors swirled that Jackson’s recent weight gain was result of her admitted emotional eating due to the death of her brother, Michael Jackson. In December of 2011, Jackson told Us Weekly that her weight is “something I’ve dealt with all my life.”
The following month, Jackson appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and revealed that at her heaviest, she was 180 pounds. Weight she says she gained for a film role, but later dropped after the film was postponed.
Well, Jackson has definitely shed the pounds once again and maybe fans will get to see her famous six-pack abs again in the future. Jackson’s new NutriSystem commercial premieres on April 9, but for those fans hungry for a dose of Jackson’s body, check out our retrospective of Jackson’s weight loss and weight gain below. –nicholas robinson