Fat. Only people battling body image issues would understand how that one word can pretty much destroy everything - chipping away every bit of confidence left.
However, this charismatic young man who was once 120kg has turned his life around, proving that life is what you make of it.
We first came across Ridwan a few months ago, when we saw a couple of articles on how he used to battle with weight issues before becoming a successful model and the face of multiple international brands.
Everybody loves a good success story and it's always uplifting to read about someone making it big in life. So, we got in touch with him and asked him over for a little chat about his journey in life so far.
We're always on the lookout for more Malaysians with an interesting story to tell. If you know anyone who might fit the bill, here's how you can get in touch with us: