Dumped bride-to-be gets ultimate revenge after ex tells her she’s ‘too fat’

Like any other bride-to-be Jen Atkin was excited about planning her wedding when her fiancΓ© suddenly called it off.

He told her she was eating too much junk food and was “too fat.” It was a turning point for the 26-year-old from England who went on to lose 112 pounds and win a beauty pageant.

The 26-year-old aviation administrator who lives in North Lincolnshire stopped eating takeaways, hit the gym and managed to go from weighing 247 pounds to 131 pounds.

Jen is now happily married to someone else and has been crowned Miss Great Britain in the country’s top beauty pageant.

“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,” she said after winning the contest, according to The Mirror.

‘Hard work pays off’

“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.”

Jen had retired from pageants after she got married but when her name was put forward for the 75th Miss Great Britain competition she decided to give it a go.

“Winning Miss Great Britain marks the end of a long and difficult, but also amazing, journey,” she added.

“Although my body has changed so much I think don’t think my personality has, and I think that’s really helped me.”

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I am your Miss Great Britain 2020 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‘‘ I can’t even explain how I feel right now, it truly hasn’t sunk in! Becoming the 75th Miss Great Britain gives me such pride and I feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to share my story and touch the lives of others. Thank you to my sponsors @cmtcosmetics and @hairsharkuk I hope I did you proud! @proposalsbridalroom for my gorgeous dress! @matt_tofton for whipping me into shape πŸ’ͺ🏼 Huge thank you to @realkatrinahodge and @emma_herriott1980 for being my right and left arm all these years and believing in me and supporting me! @this_is_me_missgb for your training, constant support and guidance! My best girls @_lisha_pie and @chloea.pageants for photos, cuddles and looking out for me. Thank you to @powerliftingandpageantry @boylackasha and @missbrighton2019_20 @christinamiraclebaker @maddiewahdan for being my Miss GB sisters and making this experience so much fun. The rest of the GB girls for being all over incredible! @rhiannawickes and @wickesl @missjessicalovely @sophierosemiller ❀️ Thank you to the judges @saffy67 @kobijeancole @barriestephen @georgewinstonellis @theodolls for trusting me with this incredible title. And of course Kate, Jemma and the Miss GB team for welcoming me into the family! I have huge boots to fill now @kobijeancole has handed over, but I’m determined to fulfil this role to the best of my ability! Thank you so much everyone… big things coming πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ PHOTO BY @jin_rathod_imagery and Kat Salmon πŸ‘‘ #begreat #beyou #missgreatbritain

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Jen said he weight ballooned while she organized her wedding and she became a weekend recluse dining in on takeaways. Her ex-fiance decided to call the wedding off in 2015. Jen’s weight had increased to 238 pounds.

“The day he left I thought my world had ended – I cried for weeks and used food as my comfort,” she said, according to Fox News.

“When we broke up, I was devastated but it ended up being the best thing that’s happened to me.”

As tough as this was to deal with for Jen it was a definite wake up call to get healthy. She is such an inspiration.

Please share her beautiful story with others.