14 Celebs Who've Been Paid to Lose Weight

The latest weight-loss spokesman: former Spice Girl Mel B
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2011 9:56 AM CDT
Updated Oct 12, 2011 10:53 AM CDT
14 Celebs Who've Been Paid to Lose Weight
Mel B arrives at the 2011 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on October 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.   (Getty Images)

Russell Crowe has apparently lost a lot of weight recently. To the tune of nearly 45 pounds, reports Australia's News Limited. He's doing it the old-fashioned way—weights, swimming, biking—and he's sharing the details with his nearly 300,000 Twitter followers (a lazy day for him apparently consists of a walk and 300m swim). He's certainly not the first celeb to lose a ton of weight, but unlike Crowe, many other stars have picked up big bucks while dropping big poundage. Former Spice Girl Mel B is the latest to jump on the celebrity weight-loss spokesperson wagon; she's trying to lose her baby weight while acting as the face of Jenny Craig in Australia and New Zealand. Other paid celeb losers, courtesy of Fox News:

  • Whoopi Goldberg: She was briefly the face of Slim Fast, until the company dumped her for making controversial comments at a John Kerry fundraiser.
  • Kim and Khloe Kardashian: The celeb sisters hawk Quick Trim, a cleanse that Kim said helped her lose 15 pounds.
  • Jenny McCarthy: As the face of Weight Watchers, she lost 60 pounds in six months after her 2002 pregnancy.
  • Dan Marino: Not all weight loss spokespeople are women, as this NFL great proves. He lost 22 pounds with NutriSystem.
  • Kendra Wilkinson: After gaining 60 pounds during her pregnancy, she used the Ab Cuts supplement to help her get her pre-baby body back.
Click for the complete list, which includes a former 90210 star. (Read more weight loss stories.)

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