STUDENT Emmanuel Olobio raced from porky to pole position after losing 10 stone to become a dead ringer for Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton.
The 18-year old dropped from 22st and is now considering work as the racing star’s lookalike.
And another plus side is attention from the ladies. Since he fought the flab the teenager has found love.
Chuffed Emmanuel said: “I’m really grateful to Lewis for making me a hit with the ladies. I wish I’d done it years ago.”
Before his amazing weight loss, the Essex lad was regularly mistaken for blubbery US rapper Sean Kingston, 21.
He said: “No girls were interested in me and I couldn’t blame them. I was just too fat. I can tell you, looking like Lewis Hamilton is a lot more fun.”
Fast food and lack of exercise saw Emmanuel pile on the pounds but his GP told him he would die young unless he went on a diet.
A lads’ holiday to Malia, Greece, kept him motivated as he slashed his calories and hit the gym.