Lady Mya Amarise is a British Muslim plus-size model and beauty queen promoting body positivity by example.
She was married at the age of 16, and raised four children after the breakdown of her marriage.
After a sickness that left her bedridden, the now 41-year-old gained so much weight, she lost confidence in herself.
Competing in beauty pageants, she says, has changed her life.
Reporter: Shabnam Mahmood, BBC Asian Network
Filmed and edited by: Soraya Auer