The blogger who lost 80kg and went viral had cosmetic surgery

A New Zealand fitness blogger was blasted across social media earlier this summer when she posted photos of her incredible 81 Kg weight loss. Many people online accused her of lying and claimed that her transformation photographs were fake. 

Simone Anderson had started to track her weight-loss journey on Instagram 11 months ago and had never expected to be accused of lying about her journey. Despite her candid approach to social media, she was accused of being a liar and faking her weight loss in almost every post she shared.


So glad I took so many progress shots along the way, love looking back over them!

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"I promised from day one that what I was sharing with people would be the honest journey, and it would be the ups, the downs, the goods and the bads," she told People magazine. 

For her, that meant showing people what it was really like to lose all of that weight. When she did, the reaction she received was absolutely huge:


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"I needed to show that yes, I do have loose skin, and it's actually a side effect of something I am proud of. Obviously, I can't wait for it to be gone, but it's not something I'm ashamed of or embarrassed of."

The 24 year old freelance make-up artist has recently undergone surgery in order to remove the excess skin and have her tummy tucked and breasts lifted. 

Her surgeon also told the magazine: "No amount of diet or exercise is going to get rid of that loose skin. It’s going to be a challenging surgery, but I think it’s going to turn out great."


Behind the scenes of filming!

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Simone had started a crowd funding page in order to help raise the money she needed for her surgery. The page is still live and at the moment it appears that she is still almost €10,000 away from her target. She travelled to Arizona to unergone the eight hour procedure and despite looking at six months of recovering is feeling very upbeat: