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Bodybuilder Emma B opens up about bullying she faced over appearance

July 3, 2012 - London

Model-turned-bodybuilder Emma B admitted that she has suffered bullying after she revealed her new physique

"It really hurt and I cried and for hours," the Daily Mail quoted her as telling Now magazine.

"People said I looked old and like a drag queen. It's not for everyone, but I'm not emaciated.

"We just wear the tan and the make-up for the shows, but it's not a look you'd wear to Tesco or walking down the street," she said.

She then explained her motivation to make a change.

"I wanted to lose the 4st I put on during pregnancy. I was 9st 2lb before and I'm 5ft 9in.

"So I began training for a half-marathon and someone in my gym mentioned these competitions, which are massive in the US and Europe," she said

Emma insists that she is satisfied with the results, and added: "I love the body I've created."

The only regret she has regarding her shape is unrelated to her recent transformation.

"I don't like my b**bs. I think that getting them done at 22 was a mistake.

"If I could give any advice to young girls it'd be: 'Don't get a b*ob job'. One day you'll be 32 then 42. I don't want to be a 50-year-old woman with massive tits!" she said.

Touching on comparisons between herself and fellow model-turned bodybuilder Jodie Marsh, Emma said: "I know Jodie and what she's achieved is amazing.'

"But I'm a bikini competitor, which is more about being toned and fit than building muscle. I'd never have the discipline to do what she's done and that look isn't for me," she added.

Emma nevertheless turned heads when she wore a tiny red two-piece as she primped and posed during the bikini category at the UKBFF MuscleTalk Championships.

The mother-of-one asserted that she wanted to prove to herself that she could take on a challenge such as bodybuilding and succeed.

"I want to prove that women aged 30+ with children can still be fit, in-shape and sexy!" she insisted.


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