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Sunday 25 September 2016

'I dropped to seven stone after accident which left me so unhappy', says Madeline

Model Madeline Mulqueen and actor fiance Jack Reynor (Collins Dublin)
Model Madeline Mulqueen and actor fiance Jack Reynor (Collins Dublin)

She's known for her rigorous workouts and enviable toned physique.

However, model Madeline Mulqueen has revealed that she struggled after dropping to below seven stone following an accident.

Madeline, from Limerick, is a trained personal instructor and has been showing off "proud" photos of her progress in the gym in recent months.

However, the 26-year-old said that only last summer her weight plummeted to seven stone, which affected her mental health.

The accident saw her being knocked unconscious by a fire door while moving into her Wicklow home with her movie star fiance Jack Reynor.

"Last year I had an accident and ended up getting whiplash," she said.

"I dropped to under seven stone and I was unhappy in myself physically and even more so mentally."

The bubbly brunette said she was out of work and unable to train for months after the accident, which left her with a bruised face and neck injuries.

It was a gradual path back into training for Madeline, who started working out again ahead of her charity trip to Africa at the end of last summer.

She said her inactivity gave her a bad dose of cabin fever, which left her feeling "really low".

Toned

However, Madeline spoke this week about her transformation and her toned muscles, which she credits with consistent training and eating more.

"I couldn't gain weight for months after my accident, but after just eight weeks of consistent training and upping my meals I'm finally getting those gains," she said.

Madeline, who is signed to Distinct Model Management in Dublin, also regularly attends Pilates sessions.

She was delighted this week after her fundraising dinner at Swords restaurant Indie Spice Grill helped pull in €3,300 for the Zamda charity that helps young people in Zambia.

Madeline showed off her figure when she stepped out in a floor-length red gown to support her other half at the Iftas in the Mansion House last weekend.

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