Mariah Carey, meet Jenny. (Craig, that is.)
The R&B singer and new mama to twins Monroe and Moroccan is the weight loss company's new spokeswoman — er, "brand ambassador," as they like to call it. Carey tells US Weekly that while her new babies have given her priceless things like love and joy, they gave her something else, too: baby weight. A lot of it, the singer says.
"I gained an enormous amount of weight," Carey told US Weekly in the magazine's latest issue, on newsstands today. Apart from weight gain, Carey also suffered gestational diabetes and preeclampsia throughout her troubled pregnancy.
"People don't want to hear you complain," Carey says. "(Pregnancy), it's a blessing — they want to hear that. And it is a blessing — I got doubly blessed — but with twins, they wreak havoc on your body."
In July, three months after the twins' April birthday, Carey started a workout and nutrition plan from the weight loss company, consuming 1,500 calories a day and exercising three times a week. After three months, she lost 30 pounds.
"Physically, putting on all that weight for me was so difficult and so dehabilitating," Carey says."I mean, for people who have struggled with this their whole lives, I feel for them so much more now just as a human being, that I want to do something that helps."
Carey's appointment as Jenny's new spokeswoman — and the company's hope of being on a first name basis with consumers — seems to suggest the weight loss company is seeking a younger, hipper image. Carey, 42, is a top pop artist, and a regular feature on the covers of gossip magazines, while past Jenny spokepeople have included lower-profile celebrities: Carrie Fisher, Sara Rue, Nicole Sullivan (who?), Valerie Bertinelli (her?) — and we can't forget Jason Alexander.
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