CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 2 Jenny Craig, Inc, one of the nation's leading authorities on weight management, hosted a press conference today in Los Angeles to announce Sara Rue as the newest Jenny Craig celebrity client and spokesperson. The critically-acclaimed actress, who has starred in sitcoms, theater and film, resolves to make this New Years' resolution dedicated to losing weight.
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"Losing this weight goes beyond just what it will mean physically. It's about establishing emotional stability in my life. My weight has been on a rollercoaster since I was a young girl, but I'm committed to gaining control of this aspect of my life," said Rue. "My hope is that my story may inspire other women who are facing similar battles to seek help and take control. Through a newfound commitment, my family's support and the one-on-one personal consultant from Jenny Craig, I'm confident that I will be able to get off this rollercoaster once and for all," she added.
A self-proclaimed yo-yo dieter, Rue has battled weight issues all her life, but is ready to make a lifestyle change. Growing up in the spotlight as a childhood actress, she took on many roles in which the character had a weight issue in the storyline. Determined to no longer limit herself, Rue has announced she'd like to lose 30 lbs. with Jenny Craig. She looks forward to embarking on this weight loss journey with an eye towards inspiring other women and young girls with similar issues.
Following in the footsteps of successful Jenny Craig spokespeople like Valerie Bertinelli, Phylicia Rashad and Queen Latifah, Rue will appear in Jenny Craig's new advertising campaign that launches in January 2010.
"We're very excited to have Sara join the Jenny Craig family," said Patti Larchet, CEO for Jenny Craig. "She has embraced our program wholeheartedly and is very optimistic about this new challenge in her life. Sara will relate to women and men from all walks of life that have struggled with their weight and are now looking to get healthier."
About Jenny Craig
Jenny Craig offers a comprehensive Food-Body-Mind program designed to help clients manage their weight by creating a healthy relationship with food, building an active lifestyle and developing a balanced approach to living.
With its tailored YourStyleŽ program, Jenny Craig is committed to a personalized approach to weight loss by offering each client a one-on-one weekly consultation and a customized weight management plan designed to optimize individual success. With more than 80 delicious Jenny's Cuisine(TM) menu items, Jenny Craig's program is available in-centre and our at-home program, Jenny Craig At Home.
Jenny Craig, Inc., based in Carlsbad, CA, is one of the world's largest weight management companies, with more than 700 company-owned and franchised Centres in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico.
About Sara Rue
Sara Rue is a critically-acclaimed actress best known for the roles she played as Claudia Casey on the sitcom Less Than Perfect and Carmen Ferrara on the comedy-drama Popular. Born and raised in New York City, Sara spent most of her childhood backstage with her parents, who were very active in the Broadway theatre community. Sara's acting career began at age nine, when she was cast as Kevin Spacey's daughter and Burt Lancaster's granddaughter in the film Rocket Gibraltar. Shortly thereafter, she won critical acclaim for her television series debut, starring in the comedy Grand.
Rue has guest-starred on TV shows Will & Grace as Joyce, the sister of Grace Adler (Debra Messing), in Two and a Half Men, alongside Charlie Sheen and in The Big Bang Theory as Dr. Stephanie Barnett, the love interest of Leonard (Johnny Galecki). Recently she has appeared alongside Rebecca Romijn and Lindsay Price in the ABC dramedy Eastwick.
Apart from her roles on TV, Rue has also acquired work on the big screen. She starred as Sigourney Weaver's cellmate in A Map of the World and appeared as a scene-stealing social misfit in Can't Hardly Wait alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt. Sara was also cast in Pearl Harbor as a tough-talking nurse. Originally there was no role for the young actress, but she so impressed Michael Bay that he flew her to Hawaii, threw her in the scenes with the nurses, and told her to "improvise and be funny," which she did. In addition to numerous theatre, musical and Off-Broadway appearances, Sara recently began producing film and television, selling her first movie to Dimension Films.
SOURCE Jenny Craig, Inc