A woman who spent years avoiding nights out because she felt frumpy next to her friends has lost nearly 6st to be named ‘Miss Slinky 2015’.
At her heaviest Zoe Jones, 27, from Pontypridd, Wales, dreaded getting dressed up and would make excuses to stay home instead of socialising.
Now she’s dropped four dress sizes, going from a size 18 to a ten, and has been awarded the national title by weight-loss organisation Slimming World.
She had always been a little bigger than her friends but piled on more weight both during her time at Cardiff University and afterwards when she left home for good.
Zoe says that when it came to catering for herself she would often resort to convenient but unhealthy options.