The teenage boy stands proudly next to a cardboard cutout of himself but it’s hard to believe it’s the same person.
Arya Permana looks nothing like the figure beside him. He’s, in fact, a shadow of his former self – in all the right ways.
The 14-year-old is no longer the morbidly obese, insecure and lonely child he used to be. Arya’s size earned him the title of the world’s fattest child but it’s a label that no longer haunts him.