Jen Atkin was dumped three years ago by her fiancé as she ‘had been eating too much junk food and had gotten too fat‘. The 26-year-old aviation administrator took a healthy diet and went from a size 22 to a size 10 in two years. Now if we fast forward her life to the present, Jen is happily married to someone and has taken ultimate revenge from her ex by being crowned Miss Great Britain.
Jen was named Miss Scunthorpe. She went on to compete for the title of Miss England in 2018, and there she was the first runner up. She then took a long break from competing in pageants but then gave it one more try by competing for the 75th Miss Great Britain competition.
“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. When I started doing this it was just for a bit of fun, I never imagined how far I would come. Three years ago I would never ever expected to be winning Miss GB. Hard work really does pay off,” Mirror UK quoted her as saying.
She further said, “Winning Miss Great Britain marks the end of a long and difficult, but also amazing, journey. 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.”
She recalled her break up inspired to make life changes she said, “[Before we broke up] 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 day he left I thought my world had ended – I cried for weeks and used food as my comfort. But it ended up being the best thing that’s happened to me.”
Since then she started working on herself and now here she is also about to release a country single this spring.