A 19-year-old girl who was addicted to junk food has dropped 140 lbs (10 stone) in 12 months after undergoing drastic weight loss surgery.
The teenager identified as Michelle Farraj from Ohio weighed 280 lbs (20 stone) when doctors advised that she underwent a gastric sleeve procedure to reduce the stomach.
According to Mail Online, Farraj underwent bariatric surgery in December 2017 and quickly dropped 140 lbs (10 stone), half her body weight.
Before the surgery, she failed her exams due to feeling too self-conscious to attend classes when she was morbidly obese.
In new photos shared online, the 19-year-old now looks unrecognizable with her new size 4 (UK size 8) body.
The Ohio born beauty who now exercises six days a week including eating healthy smaller portions, said:
‘I rarely showed up during secondary school because I was too ashamed and fed up of all the nasty comments and stares.
‘I would stay at home and eat anything in sight, if I wasn’t eating takeaways, it would be an overload of carbs like pasta and rice dishes, followed by chocolate and sweets.
‘And anything with peanut butter, sometimes I would just scoop it out of the tub. One day I woke up and realised I have to change, I was tired of being overweight, my mood was always down, I was angry or upset all the time.
‘I hated looking in the mirror and I was failing all my exams because I didn’t attend class.
‘I went to the doctors for a nutritional appointment and I put my name down for a gastric sleeve.