Next Episode of My Big Fat Fabulous Life is
Season 5 / Episode 9 and airs on 28 February 2018 01:00
Whitney Thore was once a slender dancer, but over the course of just one year at college she gained 200 pounds due to a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). It took her a long time to deal with the change, but now she is happy with her body, and through her active social life and love of dancing, she lives vivaciously and holds nothing back. She keeps busy with her dance, and though she currently lives with her parents, she is mustering up the courage to strike out on her own as she approaches her 31st birthday.My Big Fat Fabulous Life focuses on Whitney's life, her one-of-a-kind family and her friends. Deep down, she is just an average girl from small town North Carolina trying to find her way in a world that judges people by their size. 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 #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."
Whitney's excitement about her dance-a-thon takes a dark turn when she realizes that her body is not as healthy as she thinks; Buddy reveals his new girlfriend and Whitney doesn't know how to react.
Whitney's rushed to the hospital from the dance-a-thon, but even her doctor can't scare her into making a big change; a trip to the snow turns disastrous.
Whitney wants Lennie to move in with her, but a couples' game night foreshadows a reality that she hadn't considered; Whitney does poorly in an interview for a radio job.
Whitney throws her back out and must ride a mobility scooter in the St. Patrick's Day parade, which exposes her to some very ugly criticism.
Whitney hangs out with transgender friend Mattie, only to find she's been withholding something; Whitney gives trainer Will excuses for her gym absences; Whitney stalks Lennie after he cuts off communication.
Between her parents' birthday party and Will's criticism of her diet, Whitney is feeling stressed; a comedian targets fat people while Whitney is working at the radio station.
Whitney gets a chance to make a dance DVD, but her backup dancers fail, putting her reputation at risk; Whitney's lack of commitment frustrates Will; Glenn threatens to get rid of Allister.
Whitney tries to rebound and prepare for a ballroom competition in Charlotte after her trainer cuts her loose. Meanwhile, a development in her love life shocks everyone, but especially Lennie.
Whitney and the entire cast dish on the highs and lows of the past season, from Whitney's real feelings about the funeral intervention to the beef between her and Caitie. Plus, Lennie and Whitney meet again for the first time since breaking up.
Lennie and Whitney talk for the first time since breaking up; Whitney finally confesses her true feelings about Roy; sparks fly when Whitney confronts her nemesis, comedian Kerryn Feehan.
Whitney Thore(Whitney Thore)
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