Woman claims she secretly fattened up bridesmaids before wedding

Bride and a group of bridesmaids
The woman says she occasionally feels a "twinge of guilt" when looking at wedding photos. Photo credit: Getty

An Australian woman apparently took being a 'bridezilla' to a whole new level - she claims she purposely feeding her "gorgeous" sisters weight-gaining smoothies in the lead up to her wedding. 

Penny, whose last name is not revealed, told Australian women's lifestyle site Whimn she and her two sisters had "always been competitive", and often fought. 

"Women with sisters will understand what I mean," Penny explained - although, as a woman with a sister myself, this story sounds far too mean to be true.  

"We all live together, along with my fiancé Richie. When I announced we were getting married, it was my sisters I told first, and we immediately began planning."

She said she had always been a "little bridezilla-ish" when dreaming about her wedding, but in the lead up she became neurotic. 

"I started obsessing about every tiny detail and it was pretty much all I spoke about."

Penny added that throughout her life she felt like Jan Brady, in-between her "gorgeous" sisters. 

"I wasn't as hot and popular as my older sister and I wasn't as cute and fun as my younger sister. I was just Penny in the middle."

So when it came to her wedding, Penny says she took action. 

"We're all fair-skinned and blonde, and I demanded that the bridesmaid dresses wore neon yellow that made them look washed out and slightly ill," she said.

"I told them I was going for a fun, party look but I was thrilled that colour made them both look pallid."

That was only the beginning.

"By far the worst thing I did was to fatten up my sisters in the months leading up to the wedding."

Penny said she insisted on making daily breakfast smoothies for her sisters, telling them she wanted them all to "look [their] best on the big day". 

"I even went as far as buying a weight loss shake and emptying the contents, filling it instead with a mega weight gain protein powder I found in a body building shop," she claimed. 

"At first I went easy, but by the month before the wedding I was adding triple the prescribed amount into Maggie and Charlie's smoothies, leaving my own simply as fruit and coconut water."

Penny said her horrible trick worked like a charm, and in the lead up to the big day both her sisters had to get their dresses let out to accommodate their expanding waistlines. 

"I never thought for a moment on my wedding day that I wasn't the centre of attention or the most important person in the room," she concluded, in nothing but a satisfied tone.

"When I look back on my wedding photos... I sometimes feel a twinge of guilt that I'm standing there glowing and gorgeous in my bridal gown, and my sisters are looking washed out and chubby.

"But mostly I feel happy."