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Woman Who Lost Half Her Weight After Fiance Dumped Her For Being ‘Too Fat’ Wins Miss Great Britain 2020
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Woman Who Lost Half Her Weight After Fiance Dumped Her For Being ‘Too Fat’ Wins Miss Great Britain 2020

Hard work, perseverance, and grit lead to success—and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise! That’s one of the lessons that Jen Atkin, the winner of Miss Great Britain 2020, wants the world to know.

Being crowned Miss Great Britain required huge amounts of willpower and effort. To reach this incredible goal, Jen made healthy living her Guiding Star. She completely overhauled her diet, said ‘goodbye’ to a sedentary lifestyle, and lost over 100 pounds in weight.

“I got to a size 22 and my favorite dress didn’t fit anymore and I knew I had to change!” 26-year-old Jen told Bored Panda about the moment that she knew she had no other choice but to change. “It felt incredible winning Miss Great Britain, I never expected it at all.”

“A few years ago, if someone had told me I’d be Miss Great Britain I’d have never believed it!” Scroll down for the rest of our interview with Jen.

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Jen Atkin started exercising and eating well a few years ago

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She lost over 100 pounds in 2 years of disciplined living

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Jen decided enough was enough when she couldn’t fit into her favorite dress and got dumped by her ex-fiance

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Jen goes to the gym 5 times a week now

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Jen told us that the difference between her lifestyle a few years ago and now was like night and day. “I eat so much better, I don’t follow a diet but I think about what I eat so much more. I still enjoy meals out but don’t binge like I used to! I go to the gym 5 times a week now and I love it, it’s become a staple part of my life and has helped me in so many ways.”

She’s very active and is constantly on the move

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All of her hard work paid off

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She’s living proof that perseverance, willpower, and discipline lead to success

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It took her 2 years to go from weighing around 240 pounds to around 125 pounds (that’s about 50 kilograms!). But what do we do if we’d love to follow in Jen’s footsteps but we find ourselves without energy or motivation? Well, Jen told us that it’s all about consistency and small steps.

“My biggest advice would be to take every day as it comes. Imagine where you could be in 3 months time and just keep chipping away! Consistency is key and it’s a lifestyle change!” the aviation administrator from Ulceby told Bored Panda. Now that’s some realistic motivation right there.

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Something else that motivated Jen to change herself was being dumped by her ex-fiance because of her weight. This led to a personal crisis and an opportunity to forge a better, faster, stronger future for herself. As it turns out, it was the start of a hard but fulfilling journey.

Jen was named Miss Scunthorpe and became the runner-up for the title of Miss England in 2018. She then took a break from competing in pageants to get married. It’s a story that makes you believe that “happily ever after” isn’t just a fairytale ending.

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Jen radically changed her life and the effects are obvious to everyone

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She greatly improved the quality of her life

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The Miss Great Britain contest isn’t just about pageantry, though. The women who participate show real entrepreneurial spirit and work hard to support charities. For example, this year, this event supported the organization Cancer Research UK and Alex’s Wish (which helps treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy), and raised more than 42k pounds for these worthwhile causes.

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However, Jen still lets herself eat a tiny bit of junk food every now and then

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Eventually, she got married and took a break from competing in pageants

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She was runner-up Miss England in 2018

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Jen was over the Moon that she won the Miss Great Britain 2020 crown!

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Aunt Messy
Community Member
2 years ago

The fact that she got a set of veneers, bought a new nose, and had a boob job had nothing to do with it...right? ...///... It's wonderful that she lost the weight. It's not easy to do and most people make excuses rather than admit that their whole lifestyle has to change permanently to make it work, and she managed it beautifully. ...///... There's a lot more to her than winning a bikini contest, though. I wish she knew that.

lucky mina
Community Member
2 years ago

Do you relize that when you lose that much weight your boobs take a trip to down truing to see your knees and so does your skin, a boob job might have been a nessicary part of it all. trust me

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Stille20
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm glad she took better care of her health, but it looks like she became obsessed with her appearance.

Palo Aalto
Community Member
2 years ago

the whole miss "country name" feels just not right anymore. maybe if there would be equal emphasis on mister beauty padgents. donno.

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Katie Brazier
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes... its amazing what money can do.....

Micaela Careddu
Community Member
1 year ago

Money can't take away the kilos!

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Aunt Messy
Community Member
2 years ago

The fact that she got a set of veneers, bought a new nose, and had a boob job had nothing to do with it...right? ...///... It's wonderful that she lost the weight. It's not easy to do and most people make excuses rather than admit that their whole lifestyle has to change permanently to make it work, and she managed it beautifully. ...///... There's a lot more to her than winning a bikini contest, though. I wish she knew that.

lucky mina
Community Member
2 years ago

Do you relize that when you lose that much weight your boobs take a trip to down truing to see your knees and so does your skin, a boob job might have been a nessicary part of it all. trust me

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Stille20
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm glad she took better care of her health, but it looks like she became obsessed with her appearance.

Palo Aalto
Community Member
2 years ago

the whole miss "country name" feels just not right anymore. maybe if there would be equal emphasis on mister beauty padgents. donno.

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Katie Brazier
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes... its amazing what money can do.....

Micaela Careddu
Community Member
1 year ago

Money can't take away the kilos!

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