A WOMAN has become a magazine pin-up star after losing 3st at a local dieting group.
Fiona MacDougall, 27, of Ayr, who dropped three dress sizes with help from the Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Club in the town, can be seen modelling swimwear and beachwear in the latest issue of the slimming club's magazine.
Fiona was selected for the glossy photo-shoot after she lost the weight over two years, dropping from a dress size of 16 to a size 10.
A fit and healthy youngster who enjoyed jazz and ballet, Ms MacDougall's weight rocketed when she left home to go to college.
She said: "When I was younger I was fit and healthy
"At 18 I went off to college and fell into the trap of eating a bad diet. I would eat a large sausage roll for breakfast and I loved cream cakes and biscuits."
Embracing the student lifestyle meant the trainee nurse, who is only 5' 2", ended up weighing almost 12st.
With the help of her mum, Pamela, 58, Fiona joined the Ayr based slimming club in 2009 and started to lose weight through a combination of hard work and healthy eating, eventually reaching a target weight.
Ms MacDougall added: "I went from feeling totally unfit and terrified to wear tight clothes, to finally feeling good about myself. Now I've discovered I'm an hourglass shape I can dress for my body and feel confident in a swimsuit which is a massive turnaround for me.
"For the first time in years, I'm looking forward to dressing for the beach."