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Curvy model was once told her frame was at risk of failing on why ‘thinner doesn’t mean happier’ 

A curvy model has revealed a transformation photo of a different kind to her Instagram followers.

Annaliese Gann, 22, from Sydney, explained how although five years ago she was the skinniest she’s ever been at a size 6, she was also at her unhappiest.

‘I was miserable, always cold, lifeless and struggled to get through the day. I survived on salads and black coffee. This girl didn’t understand balance,’ she wrote in a post online.

‘I was at the most unhealthy moment in my life. I went to see a doctor and she told me if I didn’t put on weight now my internal system may start failing.’

Annaliese Gann, 22, from Sydney, explained how although five years ago she was the skinniest she’s ever been at a size 6, she was also the unhappiest she’s ever been (left) but now everything has changed (right)

After battling her weight for years, Annaliese says she's the 'happiest I've ever been' at a size 14

After battling her weight for years, Annaliese says she’s the ‘happiest I’ve ever been’ at a size 14

Annaliese said that moment turned her life around forever and is what started her journey to recovery.

‘I [now] work out because I love my body, not hate it. I embrace my bigger frame for what it is. I now understand BALANCE and I’m happier being myself,’ she said.

‘A reminder that YOUR natural state is different to everyone else’s so try not compare yourself to others.

‘You don’t have to look like the people in the magazines to be happy, just be yourself and embrace this beautiful life.’ 

'I work out because I love my body, not hate it. I embrace my bigger frame for what it is. I now understand BALANCE and I¿m happier being myself,' she said

‘I work out because I love my body, not hate it. I embrace my bigger frame for what it is. I now understand BALANCE and I’m happier being myself,’ she said

She wants to remind others that they shouldn't compare themselves to other people and love themselves for who they are

She wants to remind others that they shouldn't compare themselves to other people and love themselves for who they are

She wants to remind others that they shouldn’t compare themselves to other people and love themselves for who they are

'You don¿t have to look like the people in the magazines to be happy, just be yourself and embrace this beautiful life,' she wrote on Instagram

‘You don’t have to look like the people in the magazines to be happy, just be yourself and embrace this beautiful life,’ she wrote on Instagram

In her before photos there is a young woman who doesn’t look happy or healthy, especially when put alongside glowing photos of her now.

These days the photos she posts of herself she looks radiant, confident, and most importantly, healthy. 

Anneliese wants her followers to know that contradictory to what people may think, skinnier doesn’t always mean happier. 

In her before and after photos it is clear to see a young woman who isn't happy or healthy, especially when put alongside glowing photos of her now

In her before and after photos it is clear to see a young woman who isn’t happy or healthy, especially when put alongside glowing photos of her now

These days the photos she posts of herself she is radiant, confident, and most importantly, healthy

These days the photos she posts of herself she is radiant, confident, and most importantly, healthy

In 2013 the blonde beauty was an aspiring runway model who was ‘spiralling downhill’. 

‘Not being naturally thin, all I focused on was diet, exercise and how thin I could become,’ she wrote in another post. 

‘I wasn’t happy as I wasn’t living life as my true self… 5 YEARS LATER HERE I AM at my natural size.

‘I am truly myself, the HEALTHIEST and HAPPIEST I’ve ever been. I’ve learnt that we are all unique and amazing in our own way and that we don’t need to change for society!’ 

Annaliese says five years later she is now at her natural weight and is the 'healthiest and happiest' she's ever been in her life

Annaliese says five years later she is now at her natural weight and is the ‘healthiest and happiest’ she’s ever been in her life

The curvaceous beauty has also worked for a variety of well-known Australian brands, such as Bras N Things and Prouds Jewellers

The curvaceous beauty has also worked for a variety of well-known Australian brands, such as Bras N Things and Prouds Jewellers

Ever since her recovery Annaliese has become a body positivity role model and wants to help other women love themselves.

The curvaceous beauty has also worked for a variety of well-known Australian brands, such as Bras N Things and Prouds Jewellers.  

‘We are who we are, and that is beautiful. We’ve only got one life, so embrace who you truly are and life will embrace you back,’ she said. 



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