GEMMA Collins has hit back at everyone who branded her too fat to succeed after realising a lifelong dream.
It was a pinch me moment earlier thisfor Gemma as she met King Charles and Queen Camilla at conservation event The Animal Ball in London.
Reflecting on the career highlight onyesterday, Gemma hoped it would motivate others who have experienced similar negativity.
She wrote: “YOU are a split second away from always changing the direction of your life. I hope this video inspires you. A girl from Romford who was invited to meet the KING and QUEEN make all your dreams come true daily we have one life !!! Enjoy it and go for it.
“AND to all the people along the way who told me NO …..spoke rubbish about me…..said unkind things…brands who said I was too fat…talent agency’s who said you need to loose weight we don’t want you on our books or websites people who gossip about me or run me down or abuse me on socials …. THANK YOU.
“Because I always followed my own path and all the NOs made me stronger …. I don’t see the KING or QUEEN inviting you ✌🏻…. My point is the worst anyone is going to say is NO yes it can knock your self esteem or confidence for a split second but remember who you are inside and your dream !!! And it shall always overcome.”
Gemma was a special guest at Elephant Family’s 20th anniversary event at Lancaster House in June.
She was filmed having a fun conversation with the King, and it was clear she made a big impression.
The House’s grounds were filled with impressive elephant sculptures, which Gemma complimented.
She told the King: “They are absolutely beautiful. What I love about them is the way the eyes move with you in the garden.
“I’m just so happy to be here and share this evening with you.
She continued: “You really are King of the planet and we love you for what you do for the animals. Please keep getting that message out there, it means so much.”
Gemma recently told us that she would always be in a battle with her weight but she had noticed substantial changes since cutting meat out of her diet.
She said: “I did struggle in the beginning because I was eating things like boiled pasta with cauliflower because I just didn’t know what to do.
“And anyone that is going to go this way, it does take time. And for me it’s been so strange because I don’t seem to have stomach troubles anymore.”