By J J Anisiobi

She can hardly be considered overweight, but still found herself the target of Twitter trolls due to her curvy figure.

But now The Only Way Is Essex star Billie Faiers has unveiled her slimmer bikini body after shedding 8lbs.

As she showed off her newly-toned figure in a pink polkadot bikini, Billie told new! magazine that it was seeing pictures of herself on holiday which first spurred her on to lose weight.

Looking good: TOWIE's Billie Faiers has dropped 8lbs through working out three times a week without any specialist diet

However, rather than jump on a quick fix diet solution that wouldn't last in the long term, Billie hired a personal trainer and did three workout sessions per week - resulting in an impressive loss of over half a stone.

Speaking to new! magazine she said: 'I feel so much more confident in a bikini for this shoot than I did when I was on holiday in Vegas.'

Having dropped from 9st 2lbs to 8st 8lbs, she feels more toned than ever and hasn't lost weight on her 32G bust.

About a week after returning from her Las Vegas break, where she was photographed out of shape, she hit the gym straightaway with a personal trainer.

Having a good time: Billie, pictured in Las Vegas, earlier this year, was targeted by Twitter trolls after posting images from her break

She told the magazine: 'I did an hour in the gym using the running machine for 20 minutes, weight training for ten minutes and cross-trainer for ten minutes.

'Then, afterwards, we did boxing for half an hour, which was great for toning my stomach.'

Weight watchers: Gemma Collins, left, and Lauren Goodger, right, have both been trying to diet recently

Billie, 22, is proud of the results and said: 'I love Kim Kardashian and Kelly Brook so to be put in that category of curvy women is really positive and a nice compliment.'

The buxom blonde is not the only TOWIE cast member to be fighting the fat, as resident dieters Gemma Collins, James Argent and Lauren all continue to struggle.

Billie said: '[Gemma's] not been snacking as much and I've definitely noticed a change in her face.'

The same, however, could not be said of her boyfriend. 'Arg is just Arg. I don't think he's lost any weight recently.'

As for Miss Goodger, Billie said: 'She always tweets pictures of herslef! Sometimes, she's like, 'Oh, I feel fat,' but other days she's like, 'I'm a size 10!'

Unlike Lauren, she has no intention of using shortcuts to achieve her dream weight and insisted she would never use diet pills.

Billie said: 'For me, I was relieved my personal trainer said I could still eat fat and carbs because cutting out carbs is really drastic.'

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