The Voice judge Kelly Clarkson gained social media attention when she appeared to look slimmer in her stunning black dress at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.
The annual music awards, which was held on May 20, 2018, was hosted by the singer. Before the show, she posted a photo of herself at the red carpet dawning a black ensemble.
Clarkson flaunted her now-thinner form in a black dress which had a leather-like belt to emphasize her waist and a slit that reached way above her left knee.
The floor-length number was long-sleeved and had an elaborate design on the shoulder area. The star matched the outfit with studded heels.
Her blonde hair was straightened and was let down. Clarkson’s makeup was also minimal apart from the bold, orange shade of lipstick she wore.
During the show, Clarkson began by giving a heartfelt speech in tribute for the victims of the recent school shooting in Santa Fe. The incident, which happened on May 18, 2018, was especially heartbreaking for the singer since she was born and raised in Texas.
She urged the audience to pray for the people who passed away and for their families as well.
Clarkson shared that she was told to ask the crowd to have a moment of silence but refused to do so. She claimed that it was not working and people should act and do better instead.
She went on to say that instead of having a moment of silence, Clarkson said that she wanted to respect and honor the victims and their families.
On social media, particularly on Twitter, people took notice of Clarkson’s weight loss. They also praised the star for her moving speech.
Jianna Romano said, ‘Emotional opening, things that are obvious, but still need to be said. Love you! And you look AMAZING!’
Another user, Olivia, wrote, ‘ugh miss kelly clarkson is so skinny i love her so much.’
Clarkson was not the only artist who was the talk of the night. Janet Jackson also wowed the crowd after she performed on a televised event for the first time in nine years.