A child who was formerly considered the fattest boy in the world has changed his life after dropping so much weight.
Arya Permana, 16, claims that after losing half his body weight with a stringent diet and demanding exercise regimen created by a celebrity trainer, people now call him “handsome.”
The Indonesian teen, who was 30st (190kg) at his heaviest when he was 9 years old, had to be washed in a pool outside his house because he was too big to fit in the shower.
He now weighs roughly 13.5st (87kg), which is less than half of his maximum weight.
Dedi Mulyadi, an Indonesian MP who first met Arya in 2016, after becoming well-known for his weight, shared before and after photos.
Arya at 9
Dedi captioned the photo: “On July 12, 2016, I once visited Arya Permana who is receiving medical treatment at Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Bandung.
“Arya weighed 420 pounds at that time. Now that I read through the media, it turns out Arya’s body has returned to normal like children in general.
“The kid looks handsome in glasses and turns out he’s handsome too. Keep healthy Son, a bright future awaits you. Happy Sunday to all kind netizens wherever you are.”
The teen’s transformation was made possible by celebrity trainer Ade Rai.
Ade first started working with Arya back in 2016 and helped whip him into shape.
Arya’s transformation was helped by bariatric surgery, which made his stomach smaller and helped the boy to limit his appetite.
The teen’s dad, Ade Somantri, said he thanks diet, exercise and the surgery for his son’s new look.
He said: “Arya managed to lose weight through bariatric surgery, diet and regular exercise.
“For me, they are all good and supportive of each other.”