Bikini-clad Lucy Mecklenburgh shares 'extreme starvation' selfie with boyfriend Ryan Thomas
With her ribs and hip bones clearly visible due to her shocking two stone weight loss, the bikini-clad star and her man took the shot just after leaving Celebrity Island last year
Lucy Mecklenburgh shared an extreme starvation selfie with her boyfriend Ryan Thomas with her ribs and hip bones very clearly visible due to her shocking two stone weight loss.
The bikini-clad star and her boyfriend took the picture just after they left Celebrity Island last year. She captioned the shot, "One year ago today we completed the hardest mental & physical challenge of our lives! An entire month on a deserted island," in reference to the Bear Grylls show.
"Although we experienced extreme starvation, horrendous sand fly bite discomfort and a serious lack of sleep we overcame fears, gained confidence and pushed our bodies & minds to the absolute limit," she continued. She went on to reveal that she had been able to gain back in just three weeks. "I never thought it was possible but I’m proud to this day of us all!!!" she added.
Lucy uploaded her before and after photos with the caption, "My poor little body!!!! Soooooo emotional watching the last ep of #celebrityisland .. I can't believe we did it.. I can't believe I did it 😃 what an experience! I will never doubt myself ever again!! Met some incredible people that will be friends for life. So proud of us all!! #celebrityisland #beargrylls #theisland
PS It only took me 3 weeks to put all my weight back on! I ate ALOT HAHAHHA!!!!"
The couple started dating after meeting on the survival show, which had a group of celebrities stranded on an island for around four weeks. Lucy had described her boyfriend Ryan as her "lovely extra bonus". Their relationship even survived long distance as Ryan worked in Australia filming a stint on Neighbours.
Ryan also revealed the drastic extent of his weight loss on the Bear Grylls show and shared his before and after photographs on his Instagram account. Along with the photos, Ryan wrote, "The journey we've been on is indescribable. Not even a television show can put into perspective how mentally and physically we got tested on this island."
"My before and after is an example of the lack of food, 8 days of no eating trying to survive with so little energy. I'm extremely proud of myself and my fellow islanders. Couldn't have done it without you guys. The reason I love this show so much is because unlike any other there is no winner, it is a matter of survival and not about competing against each other."