Airport detain man after 8-stone weight loss!

Published Wednesday, May 14 2014, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
We all know that when people lose a lot of weight, they're almost unrecognisable - and for one man, this almost resulted in him being stranded in Thailand!

Ross Connor, 33, weighed a hefty 21 stone and so flew to Phuket to endure a year-long kick-boxing camp in the hopes of losing weight.

Twelve months on, Ross was thrilled to have lost an incredible 8 stone on the £6,000 exercise camp and was ready to head home to Peterborough.

Man measuring waist

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But upon arriving at the airport in Thailand, he was stopped by border guards who didn't believe that that the new 13-stone Ross was the same man from his official pictures!

Now unrecoginsable, Ross was detained at the airport and had to prove to officers that it was him – by showing photos that demonstrated his fitness regime and weight loss.

Ross, however didn't seem too fazed and told The Daily Mirror: "Even I had trouble recognising myself."

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