At her heaviest, Nevada hairstylist Connor Rensch weighed 271 pounds. Through a combination of diet and exercise, she lost 130 pounds. Now she's become an inspiration to others on Instagram, where she currently has over 37,000 followers.

Rensch looking SO FIERCE before a 2015 bikini competition.

In an interview with The Daily Mail, she said she's proud of her stretchmarks, since they're a reminder of how hard she's worked and how far she's come.

Rensch age 19, at 271 pounds.

Rensch was featured on the cover of People's annual "Half Their Size" issue in December 2014. In an interview with the magazine, she said, "From the time I was 6, I knew I was bigger than other kids. I was bullied and would sneak food into the bathroom so people wouldn't see me eat." Rensch told The Daily Mail that kids would routinely call her fat and ugly, and said,"When I was in sixth grade, a girl on instant messenger told me I should just kill myself." (WOW. THAT GIRL SOUNDS GREAT, hope they're still in touch!)