EXCLUSIVE: Sara Rue is the New Jenny Craig Spokesperson!

12/02/2009 at 09:00 AM ET

Alison Dyer

Valerie Bertinelli and Nicole Sullivan are about to be in even better company as Eastwick star Sara Rue joins them as the newest spokesperson for Jenny Craig. The 31-year-old actress tells PEOPLE that she can’t wait to start the program. “My weight has fluctuated my whole life, and because I’ve been on television since I was 11 years old, everyone has seen it,” she explains. “I think like so many women in this country I have a problem controlling what I eat sometimes based on my emotional health.” Bertinelli, who lost 40 pounds on Jenny Craig, tells PEOPLE that Rue “is me three years ago. She’s every woman who’s ever started a diet.” She will be a good spokesperson because, “she’s real. She’s honest.” Rue’s initial weight loss goal is 30 pounds. Then, she says, “we’ll see how my body looks, how I feel, and go from there.” Her first post-weight loss goal? “Rock climbing or wind surfing!” Rue says. “The things that I’m just too intimidated the size I am now to do.” But the big question remains: Does she want to follow in Bertinelli’s footsteps and sport a bikini? “If I look half as good as Valerie does at the end of this, maybe, possibly,” Rue says, smiling. “I don’t know if I’m more scared of sharks or being in a bathing suit. Maybe sharks, depending on the day.” For more on Rue, pick up the December 14 issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.–Monica Rizzo

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Erma on

I agree use people like me that can’t afford the food, instead of stars, I would love to loose 100 lbs.

James on

Sara looks great. She doesn’t need to lose weight.

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Alissa on

Oh, and not only do you have to buy the JC food…you also have to buy ALL of your produce dairy and one snack a day. That’s on top of the grocery bill for your family. When I did JC, my grocery bill with JC food included was roughly $300 a WEEK. $1200 a month in groceries is ridiculous when I could cut that in HALF and still eat healthy and lose the weight on my own. IMO, people are just looking for the ‘easy’ way out with these programs.

Liz on

I think if losing weight makes Sara happy then she should do it. It isn’t about what we think it is about what she thinks and makes her happy and healthy. Anyone who has been overweight (yes me too) understands. It is hard work but well worth it. Jenny does use real people but lets be real honest to get attention and us looking and talking about it real people only go so far.
Just my 2 cents. :)

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