A teaching assistant from Smithies who went from a size 16 to a size eight has developed so much confidence that she is now modelling lingerie.
Becci Skelley, 21, weighed more than 14 stones before going on a 'fruit and soup' diet and six months later is just over nine and a half stones.
She said: "I decided enough was enough. Before going out I used to stand in front of the mirror and cry - it could take me four hours to get ready. Now I can get ready in ten minutes."
Becci and her sister Launa, 26, have gone on to do a lingerie photo book with Barnsley firm The Ultimate Model Experience in Summer Lane.
Becci said: "I really enjoy the modelling, and it's leading to other things such as modelling for bridal shows."
The Ultimate Model Experience is a photographic studio, model and promotional agency. It offers studio time, professional makeovers and hair styling and caters for occasions like birthdays, hen and stag parties and proms.
Owner Neil Maydew said Becci was the perfect example of how a makeover and professional photography could help transform a person's self-confidence. "She looks amazing," he said.