A woman has told how she battled both obesity and anorexia to become a nutrition coach and look just like her idol, Barbie.
Lola Pahkinamaki, 24, who now styles herself as “Lola The Fitness Barbie,” began comfort eating sweets as a child and ballooned to 177 pounds by the time she was a teenager — leaving her heavy for her petite 5-foot-2-inch frame.
Throughout her teens, Pahkinamaki was mocked by family members for being overweight and bullied at school for her appearance.
As a result of the cruel taunts, Pahkinamaki fell into the grips of anorexia, and her weight plummeted to a tiny 75 pounds — leaving her so weak she had to be hospitalized.
At her lowest point, Pahkinamaki would survive on nothing but an apple every day and would exercise for over four hours daily.
Pahkinamaki’s positive attitude and blonde bombshell body have now led her to be dubbed “The Fitness Barbie” by her online fans.
The fit Instagram star — who underwent a $6,500 boob job to complete her Barbie makeover — now teaches others about the importance of nutrition.