Woman, 35, who once felt ugly and ashamed of her body now a stunning model after losing 70 kilos

Woman, 35, who once felt ugly and ashamed of her body now a stunning model after losing 70 kilos

- Plus-size model flaunts her body after losing over 70 kilos of fat

- She struggled with weight, low self-esteem and was ashamed of her body

- So she decided to go through a vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) to get back to shape

A 35-year-old woman who once felt ugly and ashamed of her body is now a stunning plus-size model after losing over 70 kilos through surgery.

Rochelle Monique, from Washington DC, struggled with body weight and low-self-esteem and poor eating habit, putting her dream of becoming a model and fashion star in serious jeopardy.

“I used to be a people’s person. But due to my monstrous body, I suffered low self-esteem and lacked confidence,” says Monique.

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Woman, 35, who once felt ugly and ashamed of her body now a stunning model after losing 70 kilos

She blames a knee injury she sustained her low self esteem for gaining all the weight, and started her weight loss journey in March last year. Pictured left before and right.Photo:Rochelle Monique.

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According to the black beauty, her trouble with weight started when she suffered an injury on her knees and stopped exercising, during which she gained weight, hitting 153 kilos.

“With a knee injury, I couldn’t work out. I just let go of myself. I was very unhappy with how things were going,” says Monique.

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Woman, 35, who once felt ugly and ashamed of her body now a stunning model after losing 70 kilos

Rochelle still suffered from low self-esteem after losing the weight but managed to keep it off.Photo: Rochelle Monique.

Monique eventually decided to go for surgery to get herself back in shape. She went through a vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) to get rid of a larger portion of her stomach and reduced it to the size of a banana.

Woman, 35, who once felt ugly and ashamed of her body now a stunning model after losing 70 kilos

Rochelle was a US size 26 (UK 30) and says she felt like a 'monster' at her heaviest.Photo: Rochelle Monique.

Following the life-changing surgery, Monique has lost close to 70 kilos. And now, she is ready to conquer the world.

Woman, 35, who once felt ugly and ashamed of her body now a stunning model after losing 70 kilos

Rochelle has 38,000 Instagram followers and documented her weight loss journey on social media.Photo: Rochelle Monique.

Watch video of the stunning Monique before and after losing weight:

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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