"I never had an issue or a problem with the way I looked or how I felt about myself," Ruben Studdard recently told Wendy Williams, "but one day I was like, 'man, I want to be a different person.'" After years of being known as the "Velvet Teddy Bear" partly for this burly size and soothing vocals, Ruben Studdard has completely changed his diet and lifestyle. He has reportedly lost 100 pounds and is in the best shape of his life. He spoke with ESSENCE.com about his weight-loss journey... Here's what you had to say: Danielle commented via Facebook: "How wonderful. He looks great." Tanya wrote via Facebook: "Congrats to Ruben. I'm half way to losing 100 [pounds] myself."