While some may balk at the word “fat,” My Big Fat Fabulous Life star Whitney Way Thore embraces it while discussing body image in a new campaign for Dove.
See the commercial here, and learn more about how she’s been bullied for her weight since long before she ever considered herself big…
Whitney Way Thore
Whitney Way Thore, 39, is a reality star who first became popular due to her dancing. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Thore was a theater major all through school, graduating from Appalachian State University.
In a viral video she posted to YouTube called “A Fat Girl Dancing,” Thore has been embracing her larger size since the very beginning. It was this attitude, along with her skills, that interested TLC producers in creating a reality series around the sensation nearly a decade ago.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life has aired for 10 seasons on TLC and introduced us to Whitney, her parents Babs and Glenn, and friends Ashley Baynes, Todd Beasley, Tal Fish, Heather Sykes.
Whitney Way Thore has had several love interests over the course of her series, including a will-they-wont-they storyline with her best friend Buddy Bell.
Dove’s Campaign for Size Freedom
Whitney has been a Dove partner for a while, and their new “Campaign for Size Freedom” is right up the MBFFL star’s alley.
See the video below, where Thore describes how she sees the word “fat” as completely “neutral” and explains how she’s been made fun of for her weight since she was 10 years old, only weighing 90 lbs. at the time.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life is sure to return for an 11th season, but no release date has been given.
Ashley Marie is a writer for Starcasm and the personality behind Twitter’s @RealityByAshley. You can contact Ashley via Twitter or email at realitybyashley(at)gmail.com