Camila VillafaƱe

By Camila VillafaƱe

LifeBuzz Staff

Shy Insurance Man Grows A Beard, And It Turns His Life Upside Down.

Imagine going through your whole life being so shy that it seems like no one notices that you even exist. To top that off, you have a successful career, but it's not making you happy. That was the sad reality of Gwilym Pugh, a Welsh businessman who became plus-sized after an injury. But then, his entire life changed when he decided to take some serious initiative, and now he's working with famous brands from all over the world, including Diesel, Bud Light, Belstaff, and even... David Beckham! His story is so inspiring and he's become the latest eye candy to take over Instagram!

This was Gwilym Pugh way back in 2007 and even then he had a ginger Clark Kent thing going.

Pugh had also founded his own business when he was 21, and if you looked at his resume, you'd get blown away by this impressive young man's qualifications. But for some reason, no one really seemed to notice him.

This was Gwilym Pugh way back in 2007 and even then he had a ginger Clark Kent thing going.

Pugh used to operate his own life insurance company back when he weighed 280 pounds.

He ran his business from his spare bedroom while he convalesced after a knee injury. At that point, he had started putting on weight because he was living a sedentary life. But after dropping down to 189 pounds, he's now one heck of a good-looking model.

Pugh used to operate his own life insurance company back when he weighed 280 pounds.

At 33 years of age, Pugh, who once played basketball for Wales is leading quite a different life.

After getting back into shape, he's turned into a huge hunk with a chiseled look. He also seems a heck of a lot more confident, and he's definitely a fine specimen of good health too. The best part is, people are noticing.

At 33 years of age, Pugh, who once played basketball for Wales is leading quite a different life.

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For Pugh, losing weight and growing a beard was a huge life changer he had never foreseen.

Here he is doing a photo shoot for AMCK Models. He's certainly come a long way from the kid who wasn't sure what he wanted to be when he grew up and ended up working at British Gas, before moving on up.

For Pugh, losing weight and growing a beard was a huge life changer he had never foreseen.

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In 2006, Pugh, was only 21 when he started his own financial startup company and a lot has happened.

While owning a business sounds like a great idea, Pugh claims he wasn't happy with his personal situation, which involved 12-hour work days, and an injury that prevented him from playing the sport he loved.

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