Jessica Simpson and Charles Barkley are Weight Watchers newest spokespersons….
Pregnant singer and fashion designer Jessica Simpson has just signed a deal worth $3M to be a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers, according to a report from the New York Post. Her weight has been scrutinized in the last few years, reportedly fielded several offers from a number of other weight loss companies. The deal is in place, and after having her baby, she’ll start with Weight Watchers to lose her baby weight.
Starting Christmas Day, you’ll be seeing a lot more (or less) of ex- NBA great Charles Barkley.
Barkley is the newest spokesperson for Weight Watchers, and commercials featuring the former pro athlete’s weight loss will be flooding the small screen during the holidays.
He packed on 100 pounds to his 6′ ft. 6″ frame, ballooning to 350 pounds.
Barkley said he got his ‘wake up call’ when he paid a trip to the doctor.
“The doctor said, ‘Hey, dude, if you don’t lost some weight, you’re either going to get diabetes, have a stroke or drop dead. It’s either A, B, or C,” Barkley told USA Today.
Weight Watchers approached him, and Barkley has signed on for the organization’s newest campaign entitled “Lose Like a Man.”
Barkley said he had to weed out junk foods like pizza and cookies, and now swears by yogurt and oatmeal. He’s also been eating cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and asparagus and enjoying them for the first time in his life. Barkley said that before vegetables, he admitted ‘I thought vegetables were all nasty.”