Simone Anderson Pretscherer had a perfect, mic drop-worthy response to negative comments on a before-and-after weight loss picture she posted.
The New Zealand freelance makeup and hair stylist gained notoriety for sharing her incredible weight loss journey on social media.
Through inspirational and emotional posts, Simone let her audience take part in her transformation.
Two weeks ago, Simone reached an impressive weight loss milestone as she officially weighed half as much as she did 11 months earlier.
She posted the following picture to Instagram showing her results.
In the caption of the post, she wrote,
I am officially half the person I was 11 months ago! From 169kg to 83.85kg, I can't even begin to explain in words what this accomplishment feels like. I set my self a goal that seamed so far out of reach at the time but I have stuck to it and with a lot of determination, will power, drive, motivation & compromise I have achieved my goal. Proud doesn't even begin to describe this feeling! Every 5am start, every single workout, tear, crying fit has all been worth it! From a BMI of 51.6 to 25.6. Now by no means does this mean my journey is over, from here I am setting my self many more goals, from maintenance, to toning, to increasing weights at the gym, half marathon to full marathon, more ocean swims and more sporting teams. This is just the beginning of a brand new and improved me, one who won't let anything or anyone get in the way of achieving what ever I decide to put my mind to. COME AT ME WORLD!!!!
What was supposed to be a celebratory post with her followers quickly turned negative as people started questioning whether she actually lost the weight at all.
Many claimed she doctored the photos and used the variations in the color of her hair, eyebrows and skin as proof of her posting fake pictures.
Some even claimed she was too fit in the pictures.
Simone took the high road and responded to the negative commenters by posting this eye-opening picture of what losing approximately 187 pounds actually looks like.
Simone captioned the post with an explanation of her motivations for posting the second picture.
I don't no why but every single comment that called me out for being fake and a liar really bothered me far more than it should. I think it's because it took hours of crying and debating whether to share my story online and for others to see, posting the first picture online along with my weight for the world to see what the hardest thing I have ever done. Throughout my whole journey I have tried to be so honest about the whole experience and tell people it exactly as it's happened so to be called a fake hurt a lot. And then when it came to posting about my lose skin well that was equally as tough. So here we go I hope this helps all the "non believers" - my face uncovered, yes my hair and eyebrows are a different colour as I'm going back to blonde, yes I have changed my phone from Samsung to apple and have moved house so the background has changed (it has been 11 months people, things change!), my skin colour varies in every single post as I get a spray tan once a week on a Thursday and often change the depth of the colour I get depending on what event I have that weekend, yes I have lose skin and stretch marks but I don't feel the need to show them in every single photo I post online, I have shared my excess skin picture before so if you had bothered to click on my page you would have seen it and as for my ears changing in appearance?! Well I can't see that haha so who the hell knows!!! Maybe weight changes ears lol. Hope this helps now lost 85.7 GO ME!
Comments on the second post have been overwhelmingly positive, with most lauding Simone for her bravery in showing her current body and for being a weight loss inspiration in general.
When she has enough money, Simone plans on getting corrective surgery to tighten up the loose flaps of skin.
She currently is trying to raise around $13,267 through a Givealittle campaign to help supplement her efforts.