Life wasn’t always easy for 21-year old Victoria Thornewell. Growing up, she was bullied in school and, as a result, developed poor body confidence. Rather than succumb to the ridicule, Victoria used it as motivation and turned into a successful beauty pageant winner. First, she was crowned Miss Leicester. Then, she finished 9th in the much larger Miss Great Britain competition. Just like that, Victoria had proven all her haters wrong. Even now, she’s being featured on Playboy.com. I would venture to guess that those kids who used to bully her haven’t been featured on this website for their stunning good looks. It looks like we’ve got a winner, folks.
Recently, Victoria decided to switch job titled. After attending a body building competition, she knew that’s what she wanted to do. “I went to see a show in Leicester out of curiosity – I saw the bodybuilders on stage and knew that’s where I wanted to be next. I didn’t believe in myself before, that’s why I wanted to go on stage and do bodybuilding as well as the beauty queen work I’d done, I loved the idea. I do prefer myself as a bodybuilder. The change is so tiny every single day that you don’t appreciate it, but I look at photos and think I did really well.” she tells The Mirror.
Thanks to a strict workout regiment and daily diet plant, in just five months, she completely transformed her body. Even though her body may have changed, Victoria assures everyone that she’s still the same girl she always she always has been, saying “I was so determined to get to the finish line. I think as a beauty queen people see you as vain, and now people I know say I’m too muscly – you can’t win. I’m still the same person, I’m not full of myself, I just do what I love to do – weight lifting. I’m a person who is passionate about something.”
Check out these pics and see her miraculous transformation.
Okay so its all getting very real now!! With under 7 weeks till show day, I had the pleasure of a 1 to 1 posing session with UKBFF pro Jo Wolosz! She made me feel so motivated and I’m just hoping I can now make those final improvements so I can bring the best package to the stage 🙈🙌🏼 #ukbff #bikinifitness
Throwing it back to my condition 2 days out from @ukbff_official #starsoftomorrow! Rocking the pale, "gimme good food" look having gone through a 18 week #transformation!! Off season is well underway, but I cannot wait to appear stronger, bigger and learner in 2016. Watch this space! 👀🙋🏻👙🏆 #ukbff #ukbffchamp #bikini #bikinifitness #nutrition #competitor #compprep #throwback
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