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Man Leaves Over-Weight Fiancé, She Loses 58 Kg & Wins Miss Great Britain!

Body-shaming is one of the most pitiless and sinister elements in our civilization. While on one hand, people address the principles of self-love, on the other, they bring down people for how they look. In a similar case, Jen Atkin, who was newly crowned Miss Great Britain 2020 shares how she faced judgment on her body until two years back when she scaled 108 Kgs.

The 26-year-old shared that rejection from her fiancé triggered her personal crisis. “The day he left I thought my world had ended – I cried for weeks and used food as my comfort,” Jen said.

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I am your Miss Great Britain 2020 🇬🇧👑 I can’t even explain how I feel right now, it truly hasn’t sunk in! Becoming the 75th Miss Great Britain gives me such pride and I feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to share my story and touch the lives of others. Thank you to my sponsors @cmtcosmetics and @hairsharkuk I hope I did you proud! @proposalsbridalroom for my gorgeous dress! @matt_tofton for whipping me into shape 💪🏼 Huge thank you to @realkatrinahodge and @emma_herriott1980 for being my right and left arm all these years and believing in me and supporting me! @this_is_me_missgb for your training, constant support and guidance! My best girls @_lisha_pie and @chloea.pageants for photos, cuddles and looking out for me. Thank you to @powerliftingandpageantry @boylackasha and @missbrighton2019_20 @christinamiraclebaker @maddiewahdan for being my Miss GB sisters and making this experience so much fun. The rest of the GB girls for being all over incredible! @rhiannawickes and @wickesl @missjessicalovely @sophierosemiller ❤️ Thank you to the judges @saffy67 @kobijeancole @barriestephen @georgewinstonellis @theodolls for trusting me with this incredible title. And of course Kate, Jemma and the Miss GB team for welcoming me into the family! I have huge boots to fill now @kobijeancole has handed over, but I’m determined to fulfil this role to the best of my ability! Thank you so much everyone… big things coming 🇬🇧 PHOTO BY @jin_rathod_imagery and Kat Salmon 👑 #begreat #beyou #missgreatbritain

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Talking about her earlier eating habits, Jen told The Sun, “In the week, I would eat huge portions of pasta or pizza then a family-size chocolate bar. At weekends, we’d turn into virtual recluses sitting on the sofa in our pajamas eating takeaways – spending £20 each time.”

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“I got to a size 22 and my favorite dress didn’t fit anymore and I knew I had to change!” Jen told the Chronicle. This inspired her to come out of her heartbreak, stronger and take a step towards a healthier lifestyle.

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Achieving such an inspiring body-transformation wasn’t a matter of hours or days for Jen. She took two long years of consistent efforts and hard work to be fit.

Talking about her Miss Great Britain victory, Jen also shared that she had never imagined that she would come so far. “I’m still in shock at winning, I’m so happy I can’t even put it into words – I honestly can’t believe it,” she said. Recalling her breakup with fiance, Jen says, “I was devastated but it ended up being the best thing that’s happened to me.”

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Less than 6 weeks until the @missgb_official finals – the 75th Anniversary final 👑 what an incredible honour to be part of such a huge event! What’s my story? Well, after years of being obese, unhealthy and uncomfortable I found motivation and managed to lose 8 stone. It transformed me into an ambitious and hard working person in all areas of my life; achieving something so incredible changed my mindset and made me realise if I worked hard enough for something, I could achieve it. Believe in yourself, put the hard work in, stay positive and make your own dreams a reality ✨ #motivation #weightloss #transformation #missgbfinalist #begreat #hardwork #misslincolnshire #beautyqueen #misconception #happiness #health #healthybodyhealthymind

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Jen maintains that though her body has undergone an incredible transformation, her personality remains the same. “Although my body has changed so much I think don’t think my personality has, and I think that’s really helped me. The judges were able to see what kind of person I really am.”

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Bestowing her enthusiasm for winning the beauty pageant, Jen said, “I’m so incredibly honored to be the 75th Miss Great Britain, representing our country alongside my twin brother who runs for Team GB. There were 45 Miss Great Britain finalists and I was lucky to not only win the personality award but take home the crown and title of Miss Great Britain 2020. It felt absolutely incredible, I’m over the moon.”

Jen’s weight loss mission is truly motivating!