Frankie Essex: “I Hate my ‘Mummy Tummy’”
“Frankie’s put on 2st since last year and is now a size 12, mainly because she’s found love in the past 6 months and has got comfortable” a close friend reveals.
Frankie has spoken openly about her weight loss struggles in the past with her weight ranging from a size 18 to a size 8, however now it has been reported that she feels she has a “mummy tummy” and hasn’t even had kids yet!
The 25-year-old proudly showcased a flatter stomach last November but after seeing recent unflattering pictures of herself, her friend says Frankie will start a strict six week weight loss regime in a bid to shift the 2 stone in time for her holiday to Marbella in the summer with all the other bikini-clad TOWIE girls.
“Frankie has been meaning to get back into an exercise and fitness regime for ages and this has really spurred her on”, an insider disclosed.
One thing she cannot rely on though is cosmetic surgery. The Essex star hoped to go under the knife to remove her excess skin around the stomach but a surgeon has told her that this will not be possible
“She’d have to have a full tummy tuck, like women do after they’ve had kids. She’s gutted because surgeons won’t give one to her at her age”, explains the source.
The friend also revealed that Frankie is nervous about returning to film the new series of The Only Way Is Essex as she believes she will be around all ‘skinnier girls’. “She’s always struggled with weight and doesn’t have a fast metabolism like some of them – her cousin Chloe Sims can have four McDonalds a week and is still tiny, so that’s really hard for her”.
Do you think you have a ‘mummy tummy’?