A former Miss Northern Ireland is lifting the stigma on bulging bloated bellies, after revealing how her tummy swells so much it can make her look pregnant.
Tiffany Brien posted a photo online of her swollen stomach then another only 12 hours later where it had deflated, displaying her taut abs - and the shots have been bringing comfort to bloated women everywhere.
The 26-year-old from Belfast, who has a large group of social media followers of her fitness posts, uploaded the shots on Facebook, saying: "No I'm not six months pregnant.
"It's just my food baby... These two photos are 12 hours apart, before bed and right when I woke up... I know, right!"
The beauty queen attributes her bikini bloat to a mixture of not eating properly, a lack of sleep and hormones, but says she is trying to address her lifestyle.
Ever since she posted the pics, women everywhere have been commending her for her honesty in baring all.
"We are not all what we seem on social media," said Tiffany.
Northern Ireland- 24th January 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.
TWENTY SEVEN BEAUTIES GATHER TO LAUNCH THE TWENTY SEVENTH MISS NORTHERN IRELAND COMPETITION IN ASSOCIATION WITH OPEN + DIRECT INSURANCE
Twenty seven former winners and finalists of the renowned Miss Northern Ireland contest this morning (24 January) gathered at the Europa Hotel in Belfast to celebrate the launch of this yearÕs Open+Direct Miss Northern Ireland competition, which is in its twenty-seventh year under the direction of model agency boss Alison Clarke.
The contest, which is sponsored by local insurance company Open+Direct, will see heats right across Northern Ireland from February until April of this year, with the gala grand final taking place at the Europa Hotel on Monday 13 May. The glittering event, which will be hosted by TV presenters Zoe Salmon and Marc Mallett, will see top class entertainment and a catwalk show from fashion partner, The OUTLET Village in Banbridge.
Former winners and finalist pictured during the launch at the Europa Hotel in Belfast. Left to right. Finola Guinnane, current Miss NI Tiffany Brien and Catherine Jennings.
"I know what I am doing wrong and I know how to fix it but it is actually implementing it into your lifestyle that's the tough bit. I am trying extremely hard to sleep more, relax more and eat right (not less, just right) and I am definitely seeing improvement and will share tips and photos as I go."