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"My Big Fat Fabulous Life" is a reality docu-series that airs on TLC.

After Whitney Thore was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, she quickly gained more than 200 lbs. Once a slender dancer, Whitney felt like a skinny girl trapped in a fat girl's body; she felt as though her life was over. Struggling with self-doubt and societal pressures, but eager to continue sharing her passion for dance with the world, Whitney courageously posted a self-choreographed performance piece on YouTube in January 2014. "A Fat Girl Dancing" became an overnight sensation and turned her life upside down. This series follows Whitney's life in Greensboro, North Carolina, with all the ups and downs, humor, heart and tears that come with being a fat girl in today's world.

Now 380 pounds, Whitney has a fresh outlook on life. She has learned to embrace her body and love herself again and urges others to do the same. Following the success of her "fat girl" dance videos, Whitney launched the No Body Shame Campaign (#nobodyshamecampaign), a movement that works to fight the devastating effects of body shame and promotes self-love and acceptance. The campaign encourages people to rise above the negativity that society imposes on anyone who is "different," and to live their lives to the fullest no matter what the scale says. The movement lives by the motto: "Love yourself. Live fully. No excuses. No shame."

In this series, viewers will get a window into Whitney's life as she tries to find her way in a world that judges people by their size. She recently moved backed in with her parents at the age of 30. Determined to find happiness from the inside out and live her life out loud, Whitney rediscovers her love of dance, pursuing an aggressive dance schedule despite her weight and even teaching her first dance class for "big girls." She's also throwing herself into the dating scene — much to the chagrin of her often-meddlesome parents — and she's waging war on the intolerance that she calls "the last socially acceptable prejudice." From donning a bikini on the beach for the first time in a decade to confronting online bullies who try to body-shame her, Whitney Thore is no longer letting her fear of people's judgment dictate the way she lives her life.

Season 2

In this season, Whitney makes healthier choices and focuses on herself, the success of Big Girl Dance Class and her No Body Shame Campaign.

Last season, Whitney was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Now, more than ever, she is determined to turn her health around by sticking to a strict diet and an intense exercise regimen. This season marks a year of new beginnings for Whitney as she takes the ultimate leap of independence by leaving her parents' home to move in with Buddy. As they navigate everything from first time furniture shopping to life as roommates, Whitney and Buddy struggle to find a perfect balance.

With a new found freedom, Whitney begins her biggest adventure yet: dating for the first time in ages. Babs, Whitney's mom, questions Whitney's ability to hook a man, but her contagious personality and self-confidence prove otherwise when Whitney begins to fall for a fellow artist. But will the pressures of leaving her parents' home, a new love life, and her growing dance class business be too much to not indulge?

Whitney proves that inner strength, a positive attitude, and taking risks are all you need to succeed. At 380-pounds, Whitney rides a bike for the first time in years, finishes a 5k, and takes her Big Girl Dance Class to the next level with a performance at the Greensboro Grasshopper baseball game.

Season 3

In the third season, Whitney's fight for a body-positive world isn't over by a longshot, and the added headache of a different dynamic in the house isn't making things easier. Whitney finds herself in an awkward situation when Buddy starts dating her best friend. And, on top of it all, Whitney still finds herself in outrageous encounters with her mom, when Babs buys a baby pig and learns how to sext.

"My Big Fat Fabulous Life" is produced by Pilgrim Studios for TLC.


Network: TLC
Genre: Reality
Premiere Date: January 13, 2015
Seasons: 3
Production Company: Pilgrim Studios

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