Woman bullied for being obese loses 59kg, wins bikini contest and becomes fitness model

18 February 2016 / 8 months 6 days ago

Conner Rensch, 26, was morbidly obese at 123kg (271 pounds) before transforming her body and life to become a body positive fitness model.

Now, 59kg (130 pounds) lighter, she struts her fabulous figure — stretch marks and all — as a physical reminder that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to.

Rensch, who was bullied for her weight as a kid (seriously, who are these demon children?!), shared her journey on Instagram with nearly 40,000 followers.

Take that, haters! At the 2015 World Beauty Fitness And Fashion contest, Rensch wore a bikini for the very first time and crushed the competition.

Rensch says she always had a big sweet tooth and relied on food as a comfort.

As the bullies kept harassing her, the weight piled on, reports Elite Daily.

She says, "When I was in 6th grade, a girl on instant messenger told me I should just kill myself." 

By the time she got to college, she decided to turn her life around, ditching processed foods and picking up kickboxing.

But the biggest change was an emotional one.

According to Rensch, "The biggest change was emotionally – I was my biggest bully. Now I’ve learned to be kind to myself."

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