Queen Latifah: Down to a Size 12!

05/07/2010 at 01:00 PM ET

Mike Coppola/FilmMagic

As her reign as a Jenny Craig spokeswoman comes to an end, Queen Latifah showed up at the premiere of her new film Just Wright Tuesday night looking as fit as ever. The program “kept me focused and reminded me how to eat,” says the actress, who lost 25 lbs. and has managed to keep off the weight. “I eat a lot of fresh vegetables and a lot of fish and lean meat.” Formerly a size 18, Latifah, 40, says she can now comfortably fit into a size 14 or even size 12 in certain brands. Adding different activities to her work-out routine–like yoga once a week, and hiking–have kept her body healthy. As for yoga, “I haven’t mastered it, but I’m working on it,” she says. She also uses hiking as a time for meditation. “I’m not one of those people who’s going to talk all the way up the hill!,” the singer is quick to admit. “I’m going to breathe and block out all the things I don’t need to be thinking about.” And despite her frequent cravings for healthy fare like a goat cheese salad with beets and raspberry vinaigrette, Latifah won’t ever be one to give up her guilty pleasures: “I demand my mac and cheese!” And with good reason. “I’m happy with where my body is,” she says. —Thailan Pham

Share this story:

Your reaction:

Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 15 comments

Equilla Simmons on

She looks very nice! So, she isn’t “+ size” anymore?

mckenzie on

ummm how skinny???

COTY47 on


You are still “my QUEEN” no matter what size you are.
I am still waiting for Hollywood to cast you in a movie (TV or theatre) playing Pearl Bailey.
Imagine…a QUEEN playing a PEARL! True royalty at its finest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa on

Wat did u do 2 be size 12 now .

rosa cottrell on

queen is looking good as always. but i love the queen when she was larger. when you say hollywood, the first name comes to my mind is queen latifah. she is a phenomenal woman. alabama dreaming

Jasmine Marie on

Queen Latifah looks great! She is defintely a role model for the full-figured African-American woman.

Queen Latifah: up to a size 12! — Yoga Girl on

[…] Read more on People Magazine […]

bosslady on


Sophia Harrison on

i like the voice of queen latifah, it has a mellow sounding stuff in it. “”:

Remanufactured Ink : on

i like Queen Latifah because she is multi-talented, She is a good singer and a good actress too;*,

NdYAG Laser on

i just thought that queen latifah is one of the best comedians out there, she is really funny ~~’

magic of making up scam on

You really make it appear really easy with your presentation but I to find this matter to be really one thing that I think I’d never understand. It kind of feels too complex and extremely vast for me. I am looking forward for your next submit, I’ll attempt to get the cling of it!

tennistasche wilson gold on

Unquestionably believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the internet the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people think about worries that they just don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people can take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

Elaine on

The Queen has always looked good and is still beautiful.

pattinyc on

I love her! I’m so happy to see a talk show host who is not anorexic looking.

From Our Partners

From Our Partners


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,210 other followers

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters