TLC’s 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life': Watch an Exclusive Sneak Peek!

by Meredith B. Kile 7:59 AM PST, January 27, 2015
Playing TLC’s 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life': Watch an Exclusive Sneak Peek!

My Big Fat Fabulous Life is TLC’s latest reality hit, chronicling the life of YouTube star Whitney Way Thore and her struggle to lose weight. Thore became famous on YouTube after her "Fat Girl Dancing" videos went viral, and at the series’ start, she weighed 380 pounds.

In this exclusive clip, Whitney and her mother Babs struggle to get her seatbelt fastened before going for a drive.

"I have never been this fat, and I had no idea that could be an issue," Whitney says. "The possibility that I am truly about to outgrow my seatbelt is like a wakeup call, because that’s the point of no return."

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As they drive, Whitney’s mom grills her about Buddy, her "best friend" with whom Whitney claims to have a "sordid past." Whitney protests that the two are just friends, but Babs think their relationship is more than that.

"Sometimes, when you’re trying to find a man, you cannot see the forest for the trees," Babs says. "I think it’s been right in front of her eyes the whole time."

See more from TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life on Tuesdays at 10/9c.

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