Mariah Carey Named Brand Ambassador For Jenny (Craig)

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Since giving birth to her twins Moroccan (sigh) and Monroe earlier this year, Mariah Carey has lost what appears to be a monumental amount of weight. A little research reveals the exact public figure to be 70 lbs, or approximately one Justin Bieber. Apparently, much of this weight loss was affected via the “Jenny” (they've dropped the “Craig”) diet program, so it comes as no surprise that the company would want the famously shapely pop star to be their newest brand ambassador.

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“I feel better in every way,” the 42-year-old singer told USA Today. “To me, it's mind, body and soul. I was in a bad place physically during my pregnancy.” For Carey, that “bad place” included gestational diabetes and severe edema (swelling), which does sound pretty damn awful.

In addition to getting paid a ton of money to lend her face and music to their commercials, Carey will also get paid a ton of money to help “support” the American Heart Association's new initiative, “My Heart. My Life.” I'm glad that “Jenny” is putting some of their massive fortune behind a public health initiative, but I hope they emphasize healthy living over weight loss, because those two things don't necessarily go hand in hand. But as the whole point of a diet program is “weight loss as marker of success,” something tells me I shouldn't hold my breath.

(Via USA Today)