Geordie Shore star Sophie Kasaei has revealed she lost a stone in a week after being called a “whale” on social media.
How impressive is that?!
The 27-year-old former hairdresser slimmed down from 10st 9lbs to 9st 9lbs after receiving “constant grief” when she piled on the pounds filming the MTV reality show.
She checked into the stars’ favourite weight loss retreat, No 1 Boot Camp in Norfolk, to get in shape in super-quick time.
She said: “I could not believe the difference – I felt so much firmer all over.”
Sophie had previously slimmed down to just 8st 7lbs – matching the weight loss feats of her co-stars Holly Hagan and Charlotte Crosby.
But all that went to pot after she was locked away for six weeks with the Geordie Shore hell-raisers.
She put on a staggering 21lbs bingeing on junk food 24/7 and partying hard – and her weight shot up to more than 10st.
Sophie said: “I love filming Geordie Shore but it totally wrecks your diet.
“I was in great shape before we starting filming the last series but that all went out of the window by the end of the series.
“It is party central for almost two months and there is no time to go to the gym.
“You need so much discipline to stay in shape and I lost it big time.
“It does take its toll on the girls in particular and a few of us do start to feel insecure about our bodies by the end of filming.
“Then all the trolls see pictures of you on Instagram and you get called a whale and a lardy.
“It is worse for me because I am only 5ft 1in, so there is nowhere for me to hide my weight.
“As soon I put on weight it goes straight on my tummy and I look in far worse shape than I really am.”
Fed-up with all the taunts, Sophie knew No 1 Boot Camp was the answer.
It’s a big favourite with celebrities and her Geordie Shore pals Vicky Pattison, Holly Hagan and Scotty T have attended and both lost weight there.
The super-strict regime – devised by ex-Military physical training instructors – was quite a shock to Sophie after all those weeks of partying.
She said: “The 6am wake-up call was the biggest shock – that is the time I am normally getting back in from a nightclub when I am on Geordie!
“I loved every minute of it and I was thrilled to lose 7lbs in five days. I want to go back and do a proper body blitz and get seriously in shape like Holly and Charlotte.”
Sophie, of South Shields, is back on Geordie Shore after a four year break for the new series.
She has been with her DJ boyfriend Joel Corry, 27, for five years but he is not a cast member and viewers only see him occasionally when he visits Sophie.
She said: “I’m really happy with Joel. He is super-fit, so he inspired me to get in shape..
“He is loving the new me and thrilled about my weight loss.”
Good for you Soph!