I shed 11 stone in 16 months after ‘Jolie’ compliment

Christina Staggs in trousers which used to fit her just 16 months ago (below).
Christina Staggs in trousers which used to fit her just 16 months ago (below).

THIS fantastic-looking mum-of-three has shed 11 stone in just 16 months – after a stranger likened her to Angelina Jolie.

Christina Staggs was likened to the Hollywood beauty because of her lips.

At that point she tipped the scales at 22 stone. Now she’s down to 10st 9lbs more and more people are saying it.

The 26-year-old, from Gosberton, said: “I must admit I never really saw the resemblance myself when I was bigger but one day I was chatting to a woman who said I looked like Angelina Jolie.

“She said we had the same lips which was quite a compliment because Angelina is famous for her big sexy pout.

“Now I’ve lost all the weight people say I’m the spitting image of Angelina which I’m quite chuffed about and my boyfriend doesn’t complain either.”

Christina’s weight ballooned after gorging on sweets, chocolate bars and ice cream following the birth of second son Andreas (6).

She joined Slimming World in April 2010 and by last month she had lost a staggering 11 stone and was down from a size 24 to 8.

Christina, who has two other sons Dimitris (8), and Theo (2), said: “I’ve always had a really sweet tooth and love sugary snacks.

“I’d go to the supermarket and I’d get a couple of packs of brownies, a family size Dairy Milk bar, a family bar of white chocolate and I’d get some desserts.

“I’d eat all that in one day.”

Christina also decided to lose weight after she failed to buy any clothes which fit her.

She said: “Every time I went shopping for clothes I struggled to buy anything that fit me and sometimes I had to order bigger sizes.

“When I bought a size 24 I thought I didn’t want to do that any more. And I used to get chest pains so I thought something had to be done.”

Christina ate three low-calorie meals a day and took her pet dog Ben for a three-and-a-half mile walk every night.

She added: “I was too shy to go to a gym at first so I had a cross-trainer and treadmill in my house and went on them for five minutes each every morning.

“When I started losing weight I got a bit more confident and started swimming. And when I lost six stone I got a gym membership.

“For the first couple of months I went every day but now I only go once or twice a week.”