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Weight issue saw Kobe lose 7st to take Miss Kent crown

By Daniel Green

Kobe Emelonye used to drink more than a litre of Lucozade a day and suffered from depression and anxiety.

At 19 stone, the mental health counsellor decided it was time to make a change.

Kobe Emelonye has been crowned Miss Kent after losing seven stone

Kobe Emelonye has been crowned Miss Kent after losing seven stone

She cut out fatty and high-carb foods, ate a more sensible diet and started going to the The Gym in Commercial Way, Strood, not only to lose weight but boost her self-confidence.

In April, she entered – and won – the title of Miss Kent and has taken it upon herself to help others who have confidence and body issues by developing an educational programme.

She said: “The programme is to not allow certain images you see to influence you.

“There are a lot of young people who are not confident in their skin.

“It is something I want to help with and get them educated about body confidence and image.

“When I was about 16, I suffered from depression and anxiety.

“When my dad passed away I started to put weight on, which made me feel uncomfortable about myself.

Before and after pictures of Kobe

Before and after pictures of Kobe

“I wanted to do something about it.

“When I first went to the gym it wasn’t about weight, it was about self-confidence.

“When I was losing weight I changed my mentality.”

Kobe, of Calcroft Avenue, Greenhithe, added: “My aim is to let people know that they can achieve anything they want to achieve.

“Winning Miss Kent was a great success because it was something I thought I was never going to be able to do.

“Winning the title reminded me that I can do what I want.

“It is about being confident and accepting who you are, and if you’re not, go and change it in the right way.”

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