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A woman whose weight had reached 26st 6Ib has not only managed to drastically slim down, but has also undergone an extensive, glamorous £7,000 ($9,100) transformation.
Hairdresser and part-time model Natalie King used to feel insecure about her large frame, saying that she would tend to avoid going out in public and would constantly feel fatigued.
Eventually the 49-year-old decided to make a change and joined Slimming World, where she slimmed down to an impressive 12st.
Natalie, who hails from Birmingham but now lives in Newquay, has now also undergone a £7,000 plastic surgery transformation.
The self-confessed admirer of both Barbie and Pamela Anderson has channeled the glam look of her idols with a series of enhancements, including dying her hair bleach blonde and getting lip and cheek fillers that set her back £3,000 ($3,900).
She's also had a £4,500 ($5,900) breast enlargement, taking her from a size 44F to 34G (800cc volume).
"I do get a lot of people who tell me I look like Pamela Anderson. I get called it when I go out; some people just tell me I look like her particularly when I go out all in black," Natalie said.
"I hated the way I looked before I had plastic surgery and didn't go out of the house, but now I love going out as much as possible.
"I gained weight not noticing it myself, but I guess it was living a happy, content life and it just crept up on me; I just ate a lot of takeaways and cakes.
"I started to feel slow and fatigued and didn't want to do anything or go anywhere; even going up the stairs was tiring.
"I had enough of how I felt and looked and one day was thinking how I used to look tall and slim but with dark hair, so I wanted the slim me back.
"But this time I wanted to look a different way and totally different, as I wanted to look unrecognisable to when I was fat.
"I didn't want to be reminded of that horrible look, seeing pics of these tall blonde women made me want to look the same or better."
She continued: "I lost the weight through Slimming World; lost it all then went on to low carbohydrates but went a bit too thin. I had to put one-stone back on but developed an eating disorder as I had a fear of being fat.
"I just love the Barbie look; the blonde hair, pink lips and I like to dress nice every day. It's nice to be able to buy normal size clothes.
"Pamela Anderson inspires me only because I get told I look like her a lot. I had a breast enlargement because after I lost all my weight I also lost my boobs, then went down to a 36D (very empty) so again hated the way I looked.
"So, because I didn't want a boob lift, my doctor suggested that I needed to fill the empty area, therefore I had to go for an 800cc volume; the biggest implants they make in the UK and abroad is 800cc. If anyone wants bigger than this then the implants must be specially made.
"At first I thought, 'Wow, these are too big,' but I soon got used to them. Now I want them bigger as I feel they are not that big anymore - they do say when you have new boobs you can get 'boob greed'."
As well as sometimes being mistaken for Pammy, Natalie says she also generally receives a positive response from strangers for her new, glammed-up look.
"A lot of people stare at me and want to talk to me and I get a lot of nice compliments on how I look," Natalie said.
"I would like bigger boobs in future and keep up with the lip fillers, but I'm lucky enough that I don't have any lines or wrinkles yet - even at my age.
"But a little bit of Botox to my forehead doesn't hurt and I won't have too much anyway - just natural enough to look like my face.
"Don't let people put you off. If surgery is what you want, go for it. Don't listen to people telling you not to, because it's up to you.
"If it makes you feel beautiful then do it; it's about you, not other people, so do what will make you feel happy."
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