Sophie Stevenson spent £350 on a 400-mile trip to meet a man she thought was interested in her – only to find out he had played a cruel ‘pull a pig’ prank.
The 24 year old bar suoervisor from Stoke, Staffordshire, initially met 21-year-old Jesse Mateman while on holiday in Spain in August and the pair stayed in touch after sleeping together.
She says she believed they had a “proper romance” and later decided to fork out hundreds of pounds to visit him in his hometown of Amsterdam.
However, she was left devastated when he failed to show up at the airport when she arrived – despite being in contact with her up until then.
She claims she only heard from Jesse six hours later when she arrived at her hotel in the Dutch capital, and he text her to tell her she’d been ‘pigged’.
“You were pigged,” the Dutchman’s heartless message allegedly read, along with two pig face emojis. It added: “It was a joke.”
‘Pull a pig’ pranks often see men compete to chat up who they deem to be the ‘fattest’ and ‘most unattractive’ woman on a night out.
“Pulling a pig is where a guy tries to pull the fat, ugly girl. I felt sick,” Sophie told The Sun.
The hurt young woman replied to the text: “How could you be so cruel though!”
She says her holiday lover then blocked her.
Sophie and Jesse had slept together after meeting in Barcelona in August – the same month a van driver mowed down pedestrians on the city’s La Rambla.
The terror attack left 13 people dead and more than 100 others injured.
Sophie says the pair experienced a ‘proper romance’ during their time in Barcelona. She had been looking forward to reuniting with Jesse in Amsterdam.
But after realising she had been ‘pigged’ by her lover, she says she was so distraught she changed her flights – and flew home the following day.
“I was so upset I changed my flights and headed home the next morning,” she told the newspaper.
Fiona Moore, who used to weigh 19.5 stone and wear size 22 clothing, said she was inspired by her ordeal to lose more than eight stone.
She dropped to a svelte size 10-12 and a healthy 11 stone. Speaking in May 2016, she said she had never felt better and could finally hold her head up high.
When contacted for his side of the story, the Dutch student said his ‘victim’ invented their romance and insisted they never had sex or arranged to meet in Amsterdam.
21-year-old student Jesse denied claims of a romance with Sophie, saying: ‘We actually met in Barcelona, but I never had a romance with her.
‘I’ve been in a hotel room with her, but I never slept with her. We are not and never were in love, as suggested.’
Jesse told Mail Online he had now hired a lawyer to fight back against the story that has gone viral around the world.