13 of the Most Inspiring Reverse Body Transformations

Because you don't have to have lost weight to be proud of your body.


  • Last year, Marciel Hopkins lost 30 pounds in a bid to be crowned Miss South Africa. But after putting herself on a strict diet and training for two to three hours a day, she didn't feel anywhere near as good as she'd hoped. "My boobs shrunk two cup sizes and my period stopped. On this specific day of the picture, I got home, freezing after the shoot, and I had a baby apple for dinner." Marciel gave up her regimen and insists "it's NOT worth it to fight a daily battle with food or your body. Bodies are different, we can't all look the same."