LJ completes hat trick

Donaghcloney supermum LJ McCandless made it three trophies out of three when she was crowned Miss World at the Northern Ireland Fitness Model Association (NIFMA) World Championships.

LJ McCandless.

LJ had wins in the Formal and Yummy Mummy categories as well as taking the overall Miss World title.

The inspirational 31-year-old who has lost seven stone since January said that now the NIFMA competitions are over for the year she wants to concentrate on helping other people through her motivational page called ‘We are all wonder women’.

She said: “I was in a bad place around this time last year and now I have a new outlook. My life has completely changed.

“My children Macauley, Poppy Rose and Holly are also my drive and I want to be fit and healthy for them.

“At the minute, I’m inundated with messages. I have around 100 women contacting me a week, and I’m trying to keep up with them all.

“My aim is to do motivational coaching and a personal training course.

LJ, who works in the Tan Stand, continued: “My next target is to take part in the World Beauty Fitness & Fashion (WBFF) UK competition in London next June.”