Former glamour girl Jodie Marsh is now a bodybuilder, having documented her transition for a new reality show. Yet, she says in a new interview, she isn’t doing it for attention but rather for her self-esteem.
Jodie sat down with Heat magazine (quotes via the Daily Mail
) to speak of the motivation behind her impressive physical transformation and whether she doesn’t think she might be too muscular
Contrary to what people might believe, she didn’t undergo 3 years of intensive training only because she wants attention, she says, but because she has finally found a venue to channel this side of her she never knew she had.
“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,” she says, denying she’s come up with yet another thing to grab headlines and prolong her 15 minutes of fame.
“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,” Jodie explains.
Luckily, she doesn’t have this problem anymore. In fact, she is convinced everybody around her is actually jealous of her ripped physique.
If they’re not, she doesn’t mind because, she says, she’s never felt prettier or more feminine than she does now. Yet, she understands how some people might consider her too muscular for their taste now.
“I feel proud when I look in the mirror. I still can’t believe it’s my body. Like, when I look at my abs, I’m just like, [expletive] hell, I love it so much! I’m the prettiest I’ve ever looked,” she gushes.
“If you’re not in the bodybuilding world it is scary, but to me it’s normal. I think I still look really feminine,” Jodie concedes, before saying that, today, she actually feels as invincible as Superwoman.