Kirstie Alley Pitches Jenny Craig, Oprah Winfrey Touts Weight Watchers--Which Celebrity Endorsement Will Reign Supreme?

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Kirstie Alley is pitching the Jenny Craig method of weight loss as Oprah Winfrey touts the merits of Weight Watchers and the fact that she can eat bread--every day.

The average person looking to shed a few pounds in the New Year has these two big-name endorsements to consider when deciding how to implement a weight loss plan. Will one reign supreme over the other?

If you turn to social media, you'll see that Kirstie Alley is using her old Cheers backdrop to show off her new physique. Might that be the Jenny Craig way of including men in the weight loss wars? John Ratzenberger and George Wendt appear as they did decades ago, seated at the bar, as Alley poses in the foreground.

Not everyone sees it as a weight loss ad. Some view it as a Cheers reunion of sorts instead.

Others clearly don't get the notion that Kirstie Alley is a paid spokesperson, and have opted to throw her Church of Scientology ties in her face.

One Twitter user seems to have grown bored with Kirstie Alley touting Jenny Craig.

Then There's Oprah Winfrey and her Weight Watchers campaign--setting out to convince the average television viewer that she's just like the rest of us, because she eats bread--every day. Who out there doesn't understand that someone prepares every bite of food Oprah puts in her mouth? You could lose weight and have your "best body" if a chef prepared your meals, too.

One Twitter user seems a bit tired of the bread ruse.

Are you looking to shed a few pounds before donning your spring wardrobe? Which of these two celebrities are you more likely to endorse--Kirstie Alley or Oprah Winfrey? Or have each spokesperson's ads prompted you to look elsewhere for your weight loss encouragement?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.