Adele impersonator who weighs 20st admits she’s taken out a loan for £11,000 gastric bypass surgery to mimic the singer’s dramatic 7st weight loss after losing gigs
- Twenty-stone Maria Herriott, 43, from North London, is an Adele impersonator
- Is spending £11,000 on gastric bypass surgery to copy the singer’s weight loss
- Hello hitmaker first revealed her dramatic seven stone weight loss in October
An Adele impersonator has revealed she’s spending a staggering £11,000 on gastric bypass surgery to mimic the singer’s dramatic seven-stone weight loss.
Twenty-stone Maria Herriott, 43, from Walthamstow, North East London, is going under the knife in the hopes to get more gigs after being told she looked more like the old voluptuous Adele, according to The Sun.
Having taken out a ‘big loan’ to cover the costs, she hopes to lose eight stone following the stomach operation next month.
British hitmaker Adele, 32, was barely recognisable when she first showed off her new svelte frame in October.
Twenty-stone Maria Herriott (pictured above), 43, from Walthamstow, North East London, has revealed she’s spending a staggering £11,000 on gastric bypass surgery to mimic Adele’s dramatic seven stone weight loss
The Adele impersonator (pictured left) is going under the knife to hopefully get more gigs after being told she looked more like the singer before her transformation, according to The Sun. Pictured right, Adele on her 32nd birthday, after her weight loss
The singer is thought to have been sticking to a 1000-a-day calorie diet and also doing Pilates, circuit training and boxing to lose weight.
But for Maria, who makes a living by singing and looking like Adele, she believes the only ‘solution’ is for her to undergo weight loss surgery on her stomach.
‘Surgery isn’t an easy option but I hope it’ll be the solution,’ she said. ‘I’ve taken out a big loan to cover the cost but I hope the gigs I get off the back of it will cover that twice over. The surgeons say I can get to 11st – but I’ll be happy with 12st.’
Gastric bypass surgery involves dividing the stomach into a small upper pouch and a larger ‘remnant’ pouch.
Then, the small intestine is rearranged to connect to both – but food only goes into the smaller pouch, making people feel full quicker.
Having taken out a ‘big loan’ to cover the costs, Maria (pictured) hopes to lose eight stone following the stomach operation next month
British hitmaker Adele (pictured in 2016), 32, was barely recognisable when she first showed off her new svelte frame in October
Maria featured on ITV’s This Morning two months ago, where she first revealed she was determined to transform her figure with the help of a gastric bypass, after a scheduled tour in South Korea was cancelled.
But many viewers weren’t convinced by her portrayal of the Hello hitmaker, and took to social media to share their bewilderment, with one person writing: ‘I look more like Adele.’
Adele first unveiled her surprise transformation at Drake’s birthday last October, following her split from husband Simon Konecki, with whom she shares seven-year-old son Angelo.
Adele’s birthday photograph was her first Instagram upload since she stunned the world with her new svelte frame in photos from her Christmas party last year (above)
Adele slipped into a shimmering gown reminiscent of Old Hollywood and posed up a storm beside men dressed as the Grinch and Santa Claus (pictured)
She then stunned the world once again with her new svelte frame in photos from her 2019 Christmas party, as well as a snap for her 32nd birthday in May this year.
Most recently, the singing sensation showcased her incredible weight loss when dancing in the dress she wore while performing on stage in Glastonbury in 2016.
Adele looked like she was having the time of her life as she changed out of pyjamas and into her bespoke jewelled dress from Chloe after boozing on ciders.
Posting images of the occasion to her Instagram in June, the Someone Like You hitmaker danced around in her living room as she watched herself on TV perform her well-known hits.
WHAT IS A GASTRIC BYPASS?
A laparoscopic gastric bypass, or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), is considered the ‘gold standard’ for weight-loss surgery.
It involves creating a small pouch in the stomach that restricts food intake and reduces nutrient absorption.
The pouch also limits food from coming into contact with the upper or lower intestine, further preventing absorption.
The operation involves five-to-six incisions in the abdomen.
Surgeons then staple the top portion of the stomach to separate it from the bottom, creating a pouch.
A small section of the small intestine is then attached to the pouch, allowing food to bypass to the lower stomach.
- One year after surgery, people lose on average 77 percent of their body weight
- After 10 to 14 years, between 50 and 60 percent of this weight loss is maintained
- Around 96 percent of health complications, including back pain and type 2 diabetes, are resolved
- People may suffer iron deficiency anemia due to insufficient nutrient absorption
- The procedure can lose effectiveness if the pouch is stretched
- ‘Dumping syndrome’ can occur due to the rapid emptying of stomach contents into the small intestine. This can cause weakness and abdominal discomfort
Source: University of California San Francisco, Bariatric Surgery Center