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Actress Bre’ly Evans Loses 33 Pounds on Jenny Craig for Red Carpet Premiere of Sparkle
Carlsbad, Calif. (August 16, 2012) — Jenny Craig, one of the world’s leading authorities on weight management, announced today that Brand Ambassador Bre’ly Evans has lost 33 pounds in 14 weeks* and will reveal her new body tonight, August 16, on the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere of Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston. Evans, who plays the role of “Tune Ann,” the best friend of Sparks’ character “Sparkle,” has struggled with her weight throughout her life, but decided to make a change after losing her grandmother to diabetes.
“I've been a big girl all my life,” said Evans. “I was always the girl with the fat cheeks, but when my grandmother died of diabetes, I saw myself traveling down that road and that's not who I am. I’m someone who lives a full, vibrant life and I just want to be healthy and happy and inspire others to do the same.”
Jenny is excited to have Bre’ly Evans as part of the family and supports her goal to live a healthier life. “Just like all of our celebrity and non-celebrity clients, Bre’ly came to us expressing interest in losing weight, getting healthy and changing her lifestyle,” said Dana Fiser, Global CEO of Jenny Craig. “We’re thrilled to see her achieve those goals with our clinically proven program and personalized, one-on-one support and look forward to seeing Bre’ly sparkle on the red carpet!”
Evans, who values Jenny’s support system, credits her success to her personal consultant Michele. “All of the greats have had a coach. You can name anybody who’s been great in their life and they’ve had someone that was giving them the tools to be successful, so why wouldn’t I do the same with this?” said Evans. “Jenny’s program completely supports me and I have a personal consultant to coach me, set out a plan and cheer me on!”
Evans will join Team Jenny at the American Heart Association Heart Walk in Atlanta, GA on September 22. Jenny Craig is proud to be a national sponsor of nearly 350 Heart Walks, in support of the American Heart Association's My Heart. My Life.™ initiative, and is more committed than ever to combating the obesity epidemic, and the overwhelming health issues caused by weight-related diseases.
Sparkle is set to hit theaters nationwide on August 17.
*Jenny Craig clients, on average, lose 1-2 pounds per week.
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About Bre’ly Evans
Brély Evans is an actress, vocalist, comedienne and voice-over artist. This emerging talent is currently a Brand Ambassador for Jenny Craig, and co-stars in the upcoming feature film “Sparkle”, alongside Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke and Whitney Houston in her final screen performance.
Earning her stripes in the industry and logging solid screen time, Evans is best known for appearances in the film “Just Wright” starring Queen Latifah, Paula Patton and Common; the gospel stage play “Torn Between the Two” starring Shirley Murdock and the internet sketch comedy series “The Brély Show”. Increasingly in demand, following Sparkle, Evans will be seen in the BET film “He’s Mine Not Yours”, the “The Cookout 2″ produced by Queen Latifah and the upcoming series “Tracks” being developed for HBO.
Evans’ motto: “Live by your dreams and never work again.” The motto permeates through her inspirational speaking and is a core value she promotes while traveling the country to provide a role model for women and girls. An ambassador for healthy living, Evans’ work with Jenny Craig and her speaking engagements afford her the opportunity to educate others on how to achieve weight loss goals in a healthy way.Return to the Jenny Craig Media Room
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