The TLC reality television series, My Big Fat Fabulous Life not only made Whitney Way Thore popular but also endeared her to lots of people who have now become loyal fans. The TV personality has become a sweetheart on the reality series as well as a motivator to many others who watch her show and are battling similar issues to herself.
On the show, Thore takes viewers on her journey as an overweight woman struggling to lose weight, doing all she can to achieve her goal. The show has inspired many and has drawn lots of viewers over the years. It has further brought attention to her life as her fans want to know more about who she is away from the screen.
Whitney Way Thore Biography (Age)
Ms. Thore was born on April 14, 1984, in Greensboro, North Carolina. The television personality is an alumnus of Page High School who also attended the Governor’s School of North Carolina of Meredith College where she took up a Theatre Summer Enriched Program. Afterward, she proceeded to Appalachian State University where she majored in Theatre.
After her graduation from university, Whitney Way Thore took up a teaching job in South Korea where she taught English. After a while in the Asian country, she returned to the US to take up a job on 107.5 KZL’s Jared & Katie in the Morning radio show as an on-air producer.
Thore caught the attention of many people after she released a video titled ‘A Fat Girl Dancing’ on the KZL’s YouTube channel. Not only did the video go viral, but it also popularized the body weight discussion, making it a subject on various platforms. The young lady soon started to get invitations to talk about weight issues, and within a short period of time, she had visited NBC’s Today’s Show, The Huffington Post, and ABC News.
Whitney Way Thore saw that she could make a career out of promoting positive body image. She became highly encouraged and motivated and went on to partner with TLC to create My Big Fat Fabulous Life. The show premiered in January 2015 and it revolved around Thore’s purpose to lose weight.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life has attracted tons of viewers from across the globe making the star of the show an inspirational figure to many. The TV personality went further to create a website aimed at encouraging other people in the struggle. It has indeed been an interesting journey for Whitney Way Thore as she has done nothing but gone from strength to strength in her endeavors.
Family – Parents
Whitney Way Thore is the daughter of Glenn and Barbara Thore. She has an older brother named Hunter, who is a guitarist in the metal band Plague of Jackals. Thore’s family have been with her every step of the way and she is entirely grateful for that. Her parents have been seen on the popular show, in solidarity with their daughter and her decision. Their regular appearance on My Big Fat Fabulous Life has drawn them fans of their own as many often look forward to seeing them on the show.
Who Is Her Boyfriend?
Whitney Way Thore has got some stories in her love diary just like every other normal girl. One of her first publicized relationships was with Lennie Alehat. It is not clear what transpired or came between the two but they later went their separate ways.
But then after their break up, Thore revealed that she was pregnant for her ex. This was aired on the TLC show and many fans expressed concern over her situation. Thore’s fear at the time was that her ex may not accept the pregnancy, but to her surprise, he declared readiness to take responsibility for his unborn child. Medical reports, however, subsequently confirmed that Thore was never pregnant. She was reportedly diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, a defect that would make it difficult for her to get pregnant.
The TV personality also dated Avi Lang. The couple went out for about six months before things got sour between them. She had discovered that Lang was engaged to someone else named Nada Louis and that he was only cheating on Louis with her. The news of Lang’s infidelity was received with shock by the two women involved. Rather than fight each other, the two became friends and left their cheating partner single. Since then, there has been no news about her relationship with any other man.
Height and Weight
We would not make this post without talking about Whitney Way Thore’s height and weight. At the beginning of her famous show, she weighed 170 kg (380 lbs) but over time, there have been improvements with her weight. She attributes her overweight to the polycystic ovary syndrome which she was diagnosed with. According to her, the reproductive defect does not only cause infertility but also abnormalizes hormones, making patients put on weight rapidly. She further stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches.