By HOLLY THOMAS
Barely recognisable: Jodie's figure couldn't have been more different in her modelling days (right in 2003) from the oiled-up look she sported last month
She was the success no-one saw coming at the Natural Bodybuilding Championships last month.
And ex-glamour model Jodie Marsh still hasn't tired of showing off her ripped new body at every available opportunity.
Now in a candid new interview, the 32-year-old reveals what drove her to make such a drastic change, and why she believes that her new figure is the envy of all who see it.
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Talking to Heat magazine, Jodie explains that she has been training as a body builder with her coach Tim for three years.
She insists that it wasn't a bid for attention or fame, stressing: 'No, this is where people get me so wrong. When I was at school I wanted to be a vet or a lawyer, I didn’t want to be famous.'
Read the full interview with Jodie in this week's issue of heat magazine
'I got bullied at school for being ugly and that is why I wanted to be a model because I thought I could prove to the bullies and to myself that I wasn’t ugly. It is not attention seeking.'
To prepare for a competition, she cuts out carbohydrates until the Thursday before the big day. From that point on she eats nothing but carbohydrate to bulk up her muscles.
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