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Teaching Assistant Halves Dress Size And Now Models Lingerie

Friday March 1 2013

A TEACHING assistant from Smithies who went from a size 16 to a size eight has developed so much confidence that she is now a lingerie model.

Becci Skelley, 21, went on a 'fruit and soup' diet and six months later has halved her dress size.

"I decided enough was enough. Before going out I used to stand in front of the mirror and cry - it could take me four hours to get ready,'' said Becci.

"I really enjoy the modelling, and it's leading to other things such as modelling for bridal shows,'' she added.

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Reply Posted by Jenni on Friday March 1 2013 at 12:45
Congratulations on losing the weight and having the confidence to now model :) Just hoping your students (if in secondary) or the kids parents (for primary) don't come across the pics....could be a little embarassing :-/

Reply Posted by Jayne on Friday March 1 2013 at 12:45
You go girl

Reply Posted by chantelle skelley on Friday March 1 2013 at 12:50
Thats my husbands cousin

Reply Posted by just me on Friday March 1 2013 at 13:24
Well done but personally wouldnt say size 16 was fat :-o

Reply Posted by Ding bat on Friday March 1 2013 at 14:48
These stories are exactly the sort of thing that are pushing youngsters into bulimia and or anorexia.

Nothing wrong with being a size 16 and being a size 8 does not make you instantly healthy.

Soup diets are not healthy either. Plus teaching is a decent job and lingerie model is not. It does not send a good message to anyone and in 10 years she will probably be fat and jobless. Very sad story all around.

try exercise and healthy food instead everybody and get a morally decent job.

Reply Posted by Brenda on Friday March 1 2013 at 15:19
well done you. take no notice of negative comments. maybe they,ve never been overweight. if you,ve found something that works for you . good luck with the modelling .

Reply Posted by Rebecca Skelley on Friday March 1 2013 at 16:17
You don't know me! Or anything about me! So dont judge me! It was people like you that made me hate myself at the time! I only did the story to help other people in my shoes gain confidence and show that dreams can come true. The paper expressed i modell lingerie and if fact the only shoots for peoples eyes is cat walk fashion and wedding fares. So for your information the lingerie shoots i have done are for my eyes only as i have my own books. So dont judge me when its newpapers that take it to the wrong extreme. And i do eat healthy now nd i exercise regulary nd still keeping it off. Anyway just want to say thankyou for your comments and i am greatful for peoples support. I will help any one who would like support to get healthy as i know how hardd it is thanx again xxx

Reply Posted by stevo on Friday March 1 2013 at 16:29
Good for you and make sure you keep it off!
Never mind the negative comments from the idiots on here.
best of luck


Reply Posted by Robdought on Friday March 1 2013 at 18:29
Well done life's for living. You should be very proud of your self and I'm sure your friends and family are behind you.

Don't be put of with the RATTER comments.

Reply Posted by Bev on Friday March 1 2013 at 19:53
Hi Rebecca - Well done - I am a size 6/8 and 54yrs old, I get these negative comments all the time, one word springs to mind - ENVY - Take no notice of negative comments and you should be proud of yourself and enjoy life to the full.

Reply Posted by Cathy on Friday March 1 2013 at 20:28
Well done to you Rebecca. Why are some people so negative about a young woman taking control and responsibility for her own health and life? Ignore them and enjoy your new found confidence.

Reply Posted by ROB on Saturday March 2 2013 at 05:25
Well done Rebecca xx you stay healthy and good look with your new life :) post the diet i would love to try it and i am a macho man lol (~ _~)

Reply Posted by kirsty on Sunday March 3 2013 at 17:48
well done love and don't take any notice off all the horrid comments i know how hard it was for you when we was in school now look at you xx

Reply Posted by kim on Tuesday March 5 2013 at 08:09
hi well done do you have a diet plan for the food that I could follow ?

Reply Posted by Barnsley Blade on Tuesday March 5 2013 at 10:43
Nothing like weight matters to get all the girls bitching at each other well done We are Barnsley for your divisive story

Reply Posted by Marc on Tuesday March 5 2013 at 17:52
Well do babe, I was 23st last April and now I'm 17st still trying to lose a little more. Hope everything goes well with the modelling x

Reply Posted by Marc on Tuesday March 5 2013 at 17:58
Meant to say well done

Reply Posted by Jess on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 22:09
Well done Becci, you look fantastic!!

Reply Posted by Su on Friday September 5 2014 at 20:30
I know this is a old article..but I've just found it..you look amazing..well done to you hun!...and for the people that Haven't got a nice word to say??...."jealousy" springs to mine!...you go girl!.