Plump Ghanaian personality and winner of Di Asa reality show Precious Mensah popularly called PM has revealed that she almost lost her life in her bid to become slim.

PM speaking to Ghanaweb recounted that she suffered very life-threatening complications after taking slimming pills.

According to the plus-sized lady, taking the pills affected her heart and other vital parts of her body.

She revealed that she was pushed to go in for slimming tea because of the societal pressure she was faced with as many looked down on her making her feel inferior.

She added that after a few dosages of these drugs, she began to feel that they were not performing the right functions on her. The side effects of these drugs on her made her feel that she may be digging her grave in a bid to look ‘good.’

I almost died after taking slimming pills just to please people – Di Asa winner PM, reveals 1

She added that she feels more confident now than ever. PM advised all plus-sized women never to feel less of a human.

Excerpt of her conversation below:

Unfortunately, anytime I take this drug, I feel pains in my heart. If I take it, I don’t feel okay but if I don’t take it, I feel okay… I took the drug and threw it into the bin,” she said

I accepted (drug) because my friends always left me behind when going to ‘chill’, at that time I was so eager to lose weight so when he brought up the opinion I said yes,” PM revealed in the interview.

“They’ve got to know that it’s from their side, it’s part of them and it’s in their blood … so they have to embrace nature,” she said.


Bansah obtained a degree from the University of Ghana where he started a campus news network (LegonConnect) as a student.He has been in the blogging and journalism space for over 7years now and well known among bloggers most of which he has mentored into creating a career through writing.He's well known for his passion for education and his philanthropic gestures towards needy students.eMail - Mobile: +233245939975

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