She was often taunted about her weight - even by her own family - and was made goalkeeper during football games in primary school due to her size, but it is clear who has the last laugh.
Few people back then would have imagined that 31-year-old Fiona Tan - who tips the scales at 102kg and wears XXXXL dresses - would go on to be a sought-after model for home-grown labels.
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