5. Jennifer Hudson
Then: J. Hud may not have won American Idol but she went on to nab an Oscar and a Gramm, with 2006’s silver screen hit Dreamgirls and classic remake “And I Am Telling You” solidified her showstopper status. In lieu of her success, Hudson’s dream life turned to a nightmare when her mother, brother and nephew were murdered in 2008.
Now: In May 2012, William Balfour was convicted for the murders and justice was finally served for the Hudson family. Jennifer is now a mother and the spokesperson for Weight Watchers after losing 80 pounds. She is looking forward to her upcoming wedding with WWE wrestler David Otunga.
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