EXCLUSIVE: Nicole Sullivan to Drop 35 Lbs. As Jenny Craig Spokesperson

09/30/2009 at 12:00 PM ET

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Valerie Bertinelli, Phylicia Rashad and Queen Latifah won’t be the only stars officially whipping their figures into shape with Jenny Craig. Just six weeks after giving birth to her second child, Nicole Sullivan of Lifetime’s Rita Rocks plans to begin a new role, losing 35 lbs. of baby weight as a spokesperson for the weight-loss program. “Baby weight’s different than other stuff,” she tells PEOPLE exclusively. “You spend a year of your life eating what you want and enjoying letting the baby have what it feels like having — and I'[ve] lost track of what I’m supposed to be doing that’s right.” In addition to retraining herself about portion control, the actress (whose show returns Oct. 5) hopes that access to one of the program’s personal weight-loss counselors will keep her cravings in check. “If I could have done it on my own I would have,” Nicole explains, continuing, “There’s going to be someone I can ask questions — and someone to call me on my B.S.” To jump-start dropping one pound below her wedding-weight of 126 lbs., Nicole is keeping her goals real. “We all say we want to get healthy — and we do. We also want to look cute,” she laughs. “I want to put my jeans on and have my jeans look cute.” But beyond being able to slip back into her skinniest denim, “I want to be able to go snowboarding and have a fun day on the mountain without being out of breath all the time. I don’t want to feel like I’m too old,” she says. “I’m too young to feel like I’m too old to do stuff, basically is my motto.”

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positive on

Marlene, they did, but JC has better success in their commercials with celebrity endorsement.

Sara on

Jenny Craig is too expensive for ordinary people! And what happens when you stop eating that, do you start gaining weight? Real people cannot spend $300+ a month on diet food. I have a family to feed on a budget, how can I possibly do that?

Must be great to be a celebrity and get all that free stuff (even when you can actually afford to pay for it!)

Brooke on

Star; I have to make a comment. Queen Latifah is built a heck of a lot different from you. For that matter … so am I! I weigh the exact same amount, am two inches taller, and wear a size larger in pants. What’s up with that? You have to take in account body fat, bone structure, and all that jazz.

Heidi on

“women without curves are real women, too”

AMEN! I’m sick to death of hearing women who are “curvy” saying that I look like a 12 year old boy because I’m a size 0. Not all women are trying to be a size 0, for some of us it just happens. It is just as hurtful to be told that you’re fat, as it is to be told that you look like a boy from the neck down. Women should unite and stick together and yet we are our own worst judges and enemies. Until that happens we will continue to have a problem with anorexia, as well as obesity.

Kelli on

That is a good point. I am the same height as “star” (5 4), I weigh 125.. I wear a size 6.

Brooke on

Right on, Heidi! I think you said it all right there and quite well at that!

Kelli on

To add to Heidi’s comment–
My BFF is 5 3 & a size zero & she DOES have curves..

Randa on

Queen Latifah Lost 25lbs.. she has always been a big gal.. she wasn’t trying to wear a bikini, she wanted to be at a healthier weight.. and that is what she did.. She has never been “Small” like the others were! (Kirstie Alley included..watch cheers!!LOL! )
Good luck to Nicole Sullivan.. I have actually considered Calling Jenny Myself!! LOL!!

Star on

I was only pointing out that I am curvy, not comparing myself to Queen Latifah who definitely has some height on me! I have a chest, I have hips, but I keep the extra fat off where and when I can (as I get older, it gets harder)
You can be curvy and not fat. But many folks have taken “curvy” and turned it into a way to embrace that they are in fact obese and in possibly in danger of dying from heart disease.
There is also a differnce between “feeling healthy” and actually being healthy.

Amazon on

So just to ask the public out there:

What can Jenny Craig do to make joining the program more affordable for “regular people?”

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