Proud Chanelle Hayes strips off for honest photoshoot after epic 8 stone weight loss
Chanelle Hayes looked proud as she showed off her body after losing a huge eight stone.
The Big Brother star posed in her underwear for a string of snaps after dropping from 17 stone to nine stone and she urged other women to embrace their bodies.
Following her dramatic weight loss, Chanelle has been left with loose skin and stretch marks, but she proudly showed them off in the empowering photoshoot.
Chanelle had previously explained how she felt "disgusted" at herself at her heaviest, as she admitted it was hard to change her "unhealthy behaviours" because she used food to comfort herself.
"I want to share my experience on here because #foodaddiction is real and, whether people choose bariatrics or not, the way this addiction is viewed by society as a whole is as though it’s 'just an excuse to be greedy'. It’s not.
"It’s hard to love yourself when you’re disgusted at yourself. It’s not easy to find the courage to change unhealthy behaviours when they’re your way of self-comforting."
Chanelle plans to undergo a full body lift to improve her figure after losing so much weight.
Speaking to Closer magazine about her body, she said: "My weight loss has definitely made me more confident and happy. But from a practical point of view, the loose skin and wonky boobs have been a nightmare.
"I’ve got sagging around my middle and my boobs have totally changed shop – and it really chafes. I’m having to apply talcum powder all the time to stop the pain – there’s always talc everywhere.
"When I think about maybe going on holiday, I wouldn’t want to get my clothes off because of my saggy skin."
As part of the procedure, she will be undergoing a 360 body lift as well as having breast augmentation surgery.
"The first procedure is called a 360 body lift – it’s exactly like a tummy tuck that goes all the way round, all behind my back," she added.
"I won’t know how much skin they’re going to remove until it’s done. It’s like they’re cutting a belt of skin and then fastening it all the way around me to get rid of the excess."
She continued: "It really is like I’ve got four boobs. My implants are up where they’ve always been, but my skin is hanging down below where it shouldn’t be. The procedure will take out my implants and replace them with new ones."