Glamour girl-turned-bodybuilder Jodie Marsh came close to killing herself after she was worn down by constant abuse following her stint on Celebrity Big Brother.
The 33-year-old was left depressed and humiliated following her stint on the reality show in 2006 after constantly clashing with fellow contestants Pete Burns and Michael Barrymore, who she accused of bullying her.
Her reputation as a man-eating party girl left her open to mockery, and she was often bombarded with abuse during nights out.
And the star admits that the constant criticism wore her down - and she wanted to end it all by crashing her car while driving at high speed.
She tells The Sun: "About six months after Celebrity Big Brother I decided I was going to kill myself. The quickest way to do it was to drive my truck into a post, so I started working out which one to use and how fast I'd need to be going.
"I was sick of everyone being so horrible to me. I'd walk down the road and people would say, 'You've got a dodgy nose, you've got saggy t**s' and they'd think that was fine.
"If I didn't respond, they'd throw something at me - usually a bottle or drinks can. I just got worn down by it."
Jodie was a regular on the London party scene before she got started bodybuilding
But the star has bounced back thanks to her dedication to bodybuilding, and insists she's received huge amounts of support for her musclebound look.
"I've always wanted to do something good but people would never take me seriously. Now they are. I feel so fit and healthy and ripped and strong. It's so good to put the bad times behind me."
Jodie competes in the Natural North America Bodybuilding Championships
Jodie recently revealed her new lithe look had seen her inundated with offers of dates.
She previously told The Sun: "I have never attracted so much interest from blokes in my life. It's been a real eye-opener. For the last two years I went through a complete drought of men. No one was chatting me up. I despaired of ever having a boyfriend, or even a date, again. But since I became a bodybuilder I've suddenly got about 50 guys interested in me."
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