VIDEO TLC announces My Giant Life, new series documenting women taller than 6’6″

Lindsay Kay Hayward My Giant Life

 

The next TLC block party could get really interesting if the casts of The Little Couple or Little People, Big World are asked to stand by their newest co-network stars, the women of My Giant Life.

Here’s a bit more about the new show from TLC:

 

Viewers step into the shoes of women who are seemingly too tall and lofty for the average-sized world, standing at six feet six inches and above. They are faced with challenges every day – some because their extreme height makes performing seemingly mundane tasks like loading the dishwasher and getting into a car extremely difficult and others because the eyes of society are not as friendly to women of their stature. As a young lady that is a foot taller than the average female, life is anything but easy! From dating difficulties to simply going to the grocery store without stares, the stories in each episode get right to the heart of what it means to live life blessed with an extra foot or more.

 

One of the stars of the five-part series is Lindsay Kay Hayward, who holds the Guinness World Record for Tallest Actress in a Leading Role for her work in 2013’s R100. Before getting into acting, the 6’9″ California native was a professional wrestler who went by the names Isis the Amazon or Giant Isis.

Lindsay Kay Hayward Height
Lindsay standing next to a six-foot-tall fan.

 

Speaking to The Daily Mail in 2010, Lindsay said she topped six feet by the time she was nine years old and achieved her full height by the age of thirteen.

“You’d think my height would stop people teasing me but it didn’t,” she said, explaining her unhappiness was fueled by problems at home. “Everywhere I went people were staring. I didn’t know how to deal with that when I was young.”

She left home after high school and began finding work as a model. That, she said, helped her learn to accept herself. She said, “I started working out and I realised that what I have is a gift.”

That doesn’t make day-to-day life much easier: In a teaser for My Giant Life, Lindsay struggles to sit comfortably on the plane. (That’s a challenge for most of us, so I can only imagine what it’s like at six-nine!)

 

Lindsay is joined on the show by professional volleyball players Colleen Smith (6’6″) and Haleigh Hampton (6’7″), as well as high-school student Nancy Mulkey (6’9″).

My Giant Life premieres on TLC on Tuesday, July 14 at 10/9c.


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  • JoshD

    TLC is running out of ideas

    • Regina

      This is a much better idea though than their usual. At least this show is interesting and shows something not too many women can relate to. I can’t imagine being over 6 ft. tall.
      Way better than the Duggers or Submissive Wives.

  • TA

    TLC is becoming the Wal-Mart of TV.

    • Alisson Leech

      Lmao

    • TLC They Lost it Channel

      I’m awarding you “Comment Of the Year”! That was the best comment I have ever read on Starcasm. Thank you!

  • http://collegegirllivin.wix.com/collegegirllivin BC_CollegeGirLivin

    At least they didn’t get another big family to replace the Duggars.

    • Brandy Nicole

      They already had the Willis clan on.

      • amaryllis

        But at least they’re not creepy like the Duggars.

  • test

    She should really check he chromosomal makeup and her hormonal levels.

  • cathi Kennedy

    My son just turned 17 he was 6ft 10 inches last time we checked! TCL should give us a call!!! Lol!

  • dev stor

    HI I LOVE YOUR SHOW IVE ALWAYS HAD A DREAM OF SEEING ALL OF YOU GIRLS I JUST TURNED TEN IT BE AMAZING IF HALIEGH OR NANCY OR COLEEN ‘COCO’ TALKED TO ME IT WOULD BE AWSOME TO SEE YOU GIRLS THANK YOU …..F.Y.I. NOT SARCASM