HUDSON ON THE RISE
JENNIFER HUDSON GRABS OSCAR AND VOGUE COVERBy KIMBERLY WATERS
From the cold and windy streets of Chi town, to being a household name recognizable from American Idol, to landing the coveted role as “Effie” on the hit motion picture, Dreamgirls, to winning numerous awards and recognitions including a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild award, and now an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in a motion picture, Jennifer Hudson’s road to success has been an instant one.
Ever since the debut of Dreamgirls,
Her Oscar win is also a historical achievement. Yes, the golden statue makes her an A-list star and confirms her acting abilities amongst Hollywood elite, but more importantly
A year ago, Hudson, with her big beautiful smile, vivacious curves, solid sense of confidence, and subtle elegance, didn’t set out to conquer the fashion and entertainment industry so fast. However, it goes to show that with determination and humbleness anyone, even a young woman from the south of Chicago with dreams of becoming a star, can fulfill a dream and make history while doing so.