By Sonya Magett, EnStars | Apr 05, 2013 04:14 PM EDT
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Queen Latifah stunned on the red carpet outside of the Dolby Theater on Feb. 24. The Bringing Down The House actress looked slimmer than usual when she wore a formfitting white Badgley Mischka beaded gown at the 2013 Academy Awards.
A recent photo of the New Jersey native was published in a report this week and it showed that since the 2013 Oscars, the former Jenny Craig spokesman has lost a dramatic amount of weight.
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The rapper-turned-actor and film producer performed at the Oscars with her Chicago co-stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and she presented the award for Best Original score.
Latifah joined actresses Kirstie Alley and Valerie Bertinelli and became a Jenny Craig spokesman in 2008 until the contract expired in 2009. She lost 20 pounds in 2008. She said at the time her goal was never "about getting skinny" but to have a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and fitness.
Latifah has produced and appeared in last year's Lifetime Original Movie Steel Magnolias, alongside Jill Scott, Phylicia Rashad and Alfre Woodard.
In February, she inked a multi-year deal with Netflix to produce original films that will be streamed online.
"Shakim and I are thrilled to do business with Netflix," Latifah said in a statement. "Netflix is such a strong brand and the perfect place to showcase our projects."
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