Bikini lover Claire Young seemed like a particularly confident contestant when she appeared on The Apprentice, but on seeing images of herself in a bikini on holiday last year, her confidence was shattered. Claire appeared on the BBC show The Apprentice in 2008 where she finished as a runner up, despite her relentless nickname of ‘rottweiler’.
She said that after watching herself back on the show she realised that she was overweight and decided to do something about it. She was also horrified by the images sold of her in a bikini on the beach in Magaluf relaxing with a friend after the series. Then a size 16 she admitted that she loved chocolate and rarely exercised. She also suffered severe back pain after the series, as a result of wearing four inch heels for the show, making exercise even tougher.
However, one year on, Claire has lost two and half stone thanks to a personal trainer and the support of Fabulous magazine. She slimmed down with a strict exercise regime and diet plan which also improved her back problems. She is also an ambassador of MBT shoes which help posture.