Jennifer Hudson has been named one of People Magazine’s most beautiful people in 2011.

It was only seven years ago that Hudson was waiting in long lines to audition for the third season of American Idol. She came in seventh place but she’s arguably the series’ most successful contestant–she’s earned an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Grammy.

Now she can add People’s most-beautiful recognition to the list. People’s opinion aside, at Colorlines.com, we think Hudson’s fabulously talented as well as stunning. 

Indian-American actress Mindy Kaling, best known for her role in “The Office,” and Eva Longoria also made the cut.

Jennifer Lopez took home the cake though: She’s the world’s most beautiful woman, according to People.