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Jenny Craig Phones Jump After Kirstie Alley's Appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

"Fat Actress" Star Celebrates the Half-Way Point of Her Weight-Loss Goal

Carlsbad, Calif. (May 20, 2005) - Following Kirstie Alley's Monday, May 16 th appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show last week, Jenny Craig Weight Loss Centres located in the United States and North America experienced an 81% increase in the number of phone calls inquiring about the Jenny Craig weight management program.

Kirstie Alley appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to announce her weight loss of more than 33 pounds, marking the half-way point to her goal. Alley, the star of Showtime's "Fat Actress," attributed her weight loss success to her customized program on the Jenny Craig YourStyle plan, which allows her to incorporate food choices and her preferred activity to achieve the greatest results. On air, Kirstie spoke about her increased energy and recognized her Jenny Craig consultant, Bill Jones, seated in the audience, as a key in her success.

"I've lost 33 pounds, I'm at the half-way point and have 30 more pounds to lose," Alley said. "There are things that happened that I didn't think about happening, like, I've lost a lot of inches. This has been so much fun."

Alley joined the weight management program in December when she signed on to star in the company's post-holiday advertising campaign, and she dropped the pounds on the Jenny YourStyle plan. In response to public statements that she wanted to lose the very weight that prompted her new Showtime series, "Fat Actress," Jenny Craig offered Alley and ten of her closest friends the opportunity to participate in the program. Alley credits her success to the individuality of the program, her consultant, and of course, Jenny's versions of the chicken fettuccini and chocolate cake.

"Our business has been very strong since Kirstie Alley joined our program" said Jim Evans, CEO of Jenny Craig, Inc. "We are excited by the impact of her success, which has motivated women and men nationwide to call our Centres and join the program. We are very pleased to have such a powerful figure representing our company."

About Jenny Craig

With its tailored YourStyle program, Jenny Craig is committed to a personalized approach to weight loss by offering clients a one-on-one weekly consultation and a customized weight management plan designed to optimize individual success. The Jenny Craig YourStyle program is a long-term "Food-Body-Mind" solution that helps clients manage their weight by creating a healthy relationship with food, building an active lifestyle and developing a balanced approach to living.

Jenny Craig, Inc., based in Carlsbad, CA, is one of the world's largest weight management companies, with approximately 650 Centres in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico.