Dumped by her fiance for “being too fat,” this 26-year-old country singer took the idea of a “revenge body” to heart – and turned her tears into triumph and swept the floor of a UK beauty contest with her newfound fitness and lifestyle.
Jen Atkin, who lost more than 112 pounds, has taken home the tiara from Miss Great Britain after undergoing an entire body makeover and changing her once-poor habits into healthy ones.
According to NY Post, Atkin says that she used to be a “couch potato” and would binge on expensive takeout food.
“Although my body has changed so much, I think don’t my personality has, and I think that’s really helped me.
“The judges were able to see what kind of person I really am,” Atkin says of her transformation and recent pageant win.
At the time when Atkin’s life started to change forever, she met her now-ex-fiance in 2011 and was 203 lbs. Over the next four years, she gained nearly 40 pounds and her fiance chose to end their relationship.
“When we broke up, I was devastated, but it ended up being the best thing that’s happened to me.”
“The day he left, I thought my world had ended — I cried for weeks and used food as my comfort.”
Just two years after he had left her over her weight gain, Atkin and her healthy lifestyle were able to totally transform her body into a slim 131 lbs with fitness and good food choices.
Now, the future country star is happily married to a different man – one who appreciates her soul and not just her body.
Listen to her country song “Unboyfriendable” below.