Friday, May 8, 2009

She's way prettier

On an earlier post, I spoke remorsefully about my curious decision to offer myself up as an attractive spokesperson for Weight Watchers who could do battle with Valerie Bertinelli.  If I had the benefit of about 10 more IQ points and about 1 hour more sleep (it was a 6:30 AM interview), I would have answered the Fox reporter's question differently.  Jenny McCarthy was on the cover of Shape magazine last month, and she was looking beyond phenomenal.  Clearly, she is a more compelling vision than yours truly.  

Yesterday morning, I had the opportunity to finally meet Jenny while she was in New York doing some work with moms groups.  I did my best to get over being completely star and awe-struck, and was able to have a nice conversation with her.  She's a very smart, straight-forward, down-to-Earth, and nice person.  She's passionate about her causes, and her career is really taking off.  She deserves all of her successes.  

As many of you know, Jenny has done work with Weight Watchers over the past few years.  She notes that her weight peaked at about 211 pounds (she's 5' 6") after the birth of her first son.  She joined Weight Watchers at the recommendation of her mother, and she lost her weight with us.  Unlike many celebrity spokespeople, Jenny continues to look great several years after losing weight with us.  As she has said so many times, she learned how to have a healthy relationship through her time at Weight Watchers.  The benefits of this kind of learning can last forever, and Jenny is a fantastic example of that.    

What I love about Jenny's work as a spokesperson for us is that we never paid her to lose weight.  Truth be told, we (at the corporate office anyway) never knew she was even a member until after she lost her weight.  When Jenny talks about Weight Watchers, she talks like a member because she was a member.  She gets it the way any of our successful members get it.  The fact that she is also a beautiful, articulate, likable, talented and up & coming personality is a nice added plus.  We couldn't be prouder to have her as one of our success stories.  

As you can see from the photo, I sheepishly asked her if I could have my picture taken with her.  I felt a little like a 17 year-old boy when I asked, but she graciously agreed.  She also gave me permission to put it up on my blog (proof that I actually met her!).  Not surprisingly, she's much more photogenic than I am.  


  1. I love Jenny's positive attitude about WW! I enjoyed the article in WW magazine a few years ago when she was on the cover.

  2. She's so beautiful and amazing! I still have that WW magazine from when she was on the cover.