woman got the ultimate revenge on her fiance after he cruelly dumped her for being “too fat”.
Jen Atkin, 26, from Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, had ballooned to nearly 18 stone – but shed nearly half her body weight after her devastating ordeal.
She said: “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.
“Winning Miss Great Britain marks the end of a long and difficult, but also amazing, journey.”
Jen’s weight ballooned when she became a self-confessed couch potato and binged on £20 takeaway meals Credit: SWNS:South West News Service
When Jen met her ex in March 2011 she weighed in at 14st 7lb as she had become “a weekend recluse” dining on takeaway meals.
Jen said: “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 pyjamas eating takeaways – spending £20 each time.”
The couple planned to wed in the years that followed – but as she ballooned to 17st 9lbs in 2015 her ex-fiance decided to end their relationship.
The beauty queen said: “The day he left I thought my world had ended – I cried for weeks and used food as my comfort.”
Despite this, Jen claims that being dumped spurred her on to slim down from a size 22 to a streamline size ten, adding: “I was devastated but it ended up being the best thing that’s happened to me.” Reported by TheSun
Jen slimmed down from a size 22 to a streamline size ten Credit: MEN Media
After being named the 75th Miss Great Britain following a whirlwind couple of years, Jen said: “It was such a shock – three years ago I would never ever expected to be winning Miss GB.”
Jen had retired from pageants after getting married last year but she decided to give it one more shot after having her name put forward to represent Great Britain this year.
She added: “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.”
Jen said: “I’m so incredibly honoured 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 got the ultimate revenge on her fiance. what so you say ?