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When you ask most children what they want to be when they grow up, you’ll get an array of answers from an astronaut to Spider-Man to a doctor or lawyer. Jennifer Hudson, was one of those kids who knew exactly what she wanted to be at a young age, and just in case you haven’t guest it…she totally spoke her dream career into fruition.

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My teacher told my mom, “she was like that little girl who knows exactly who she is and what she wants to do,” Jennifer revealed during an interview on HelloBeautiful InterludesLIVE.

Her sense of identity, could be one of the reasons fans are just drawn to her (that and her likeable personality and pleasant demeanor). During our New York event, fans gushed and raved over Jennifer’s charm, just as they did in her early days on “American Idol” and as she rose to the forefront of music as a Grammy and Oscar-winning artist.

Watch the video above to see reactions from fans after Jennifer Hudson rocked the crowd at InterludesLIVE.  One thing’s for sure: people love Jennifer Hudson! She always did say that we would.

Tune in to TV One this Saturday, June 28 at 9pm EST to catch Jennifer Hudson rock the InterludesLIVE stage. Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #hbinterludes and #interludeslive as we live Tweet the action from @HelloBeautiful. You don’t want to miss it!


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