Brittany Powell’s abdomen was in knots for the 5 days it took officers to tally the votes within the ProgressOh! Makeover Contest.
Powell, 26, discovered in March that she was one in all six finalists within the nationwide competitors. She’d entered early this 12 months by submitting an essay about her current forty five-pound weight reduction. Three winners can be chosen from the finalists after a interval of on-line voting, and Powell didn’t know when she would hear the outcomes.
“I had been ready all weekend for a name,” she mentioned. “When I acquired the decision on my cellular phone, I thought it was a piece name…however then she informed me she was with General Mills. I thought I was going to have a coronary heart assault.
“My coronary heart was beating so laborious during she was speaking, ready to see if she was calling to present me excellent news or unhealthy. I assume I screamed when she lastly informed me I had gained.”
As one of many three winners – out of 5,000 entries nationwide – Powell will get to fly to Los Angeles for a head-to-toe makeover, a $1,000 reward card, 4-day resort lodging and two tickets to a taping of the L! Fashion Police tv present.
“I haven’t purchased many garments since dropping the burden, aside from exercise garments, so to have the chance to fill my closet with good garments that really match makes me so completely satisfied,” mentioned Powell, who has gone down 5 costume sizes by maintaining a healthy diet meals and exercising on the fitness center six days every week.
She has mentioned earlier than that she has a tough time purchasing for her new form as a result of when she goes to a clothes retailer, she nonetheless appears like she’s forty five weight heavier.
Powell has determined to take her sister Hannah together with her to Los Angeles.
“She’s not too long ago lost forty kilos and I thought it will be an amazing reward for her as properly,” mentioned Powell. She hopes they’ll get the prospect to see all the main landmarks in S.A. and presumably get tickets to The Ellen Show.
“Never in 1,000,000 years would I have thought I may lose the burden, a lot much less win a visit as a result it,” stated Powell. “Some folks don’t like to listen to the assertion, ‘If I can do it, anybody can’ and I as soon as was a type of folks. I’ve discovered with some willpower and dedication the assertion could be very true.