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Bodybuilding mum: “Men think my muscles are sexy – strangers ask to marry me!”

Bigorexic Rene Campbell says she gets more attention from men as a bodybuilder than she did when she was a petite size eight

Rene Campbell is 14st of pure muscle and she’s not afraid to show it off. The mum-of-two is already the UK’s largest female body builder but incredibly she wants to be even bigger.

And her obsession - medically referred to as bigorexia, when a person is fixated on the idea they're not muscular enough - has made her an unlikely sex symbol with thousands of

men viewing her pictures online everyday.

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Rene, 37, has had more than 10 marriage proposals from strangers and last Valentine's Day received several bouquets of flowers from secret admirers.

But Rene, who spends up to four hours a day working out and eats eight times through the day and at night, says she doesn’t have time for a man.

Posing in a naked photoshoot for Closer, Rene says: “Men tell me I’m sexy and I’ve had marriage proposals from guys all over the world. I do date but I don’t have time for relationships, my training comes first.

"I love being muscular it makes me feel strong. It's not to please anyone. I want to be a stone heavier and, if men lke me bigger too, it's a bonus!"

Check out Rene working out in the gym:

Read more of Rene's story in Closer today

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