A Woman's Fiancé Dumped Her, So She Lost 112 Pounds and Won the Miss Great Britain Pageant

February 27, 2020
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They say "living well is the best revenge." This might be the fiercest example we've ever seen. 26-year-old Jen Atkin was engaged to a guy back in 2015, until he dumped her when she gained weight. She says she got up to 238 pounds, mostly from bad eating habits. So after that, she decided to get in shape, joined a gym, and lost 112 pounds. But that's not the end of it. She also started entering beauty pageants and a few days ago, she was crowned the new Miss Great Britain which is the U.K. equivalent of the Miss America pageant. She also won best personality, and says that was kind of her secret weapon. Quote, "Although my body has changed so much, I don't think my personality has. And I think that's really helped me." She's also been dating someone new, and says getting dumped ended up being the best thing that ever happened to her. 

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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My first Interview as Miss Great Britain yesterday ------ I’m still in shock! Thank you all for the lovely message and your support! I am now available for appearances and events, please contact @missgb_official ---- #begreat #beyou #missgb #queen #beautyqueen #positive #inspire

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