When Kanyarin Ketsuwan tells you she's been battling obesity practically her whole life, she's not being over-dramatic or indulging in exaggeration. By the time she entered her teens she'd already graduated to the XXL end of the clothes rack and was feeling increasingly frustrated and gloomy because her size was preventing her from doing things she wanted to do and limiting the places she could go.
"I'd have loved to get all dressed up, sling on a pair of high-heels and go out on the town with friends. But I was much too shy about how I looked," recalled Kanyarin, who at 1.5m tall, is a bit below average height.
"The first thing people usually noticed about me was my weight," said the Nakhon Si Thammarat native who has retained her distinctive southern accent.
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