Whitney Way Thore went to college and her entire life changed. The North Carolina native had struggled with her own body acceptance throughout her life but over the course of her four years at Appalachian State, Thore battled a weight gain that had both her and doctors reeling. She gained 100 pounds during her freshman year alone and the once 140-pound dancer graduated at over 300 pounds. Since then Thore has struggled to not only lose weight but to find her own self worth without considering the number on the scale. It's a constant work in progress. Still, Thore has found a boost after appearing on the TLC show 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' which is set to start its second season on September 9. Click through the gallery to see some of Thore's best social media moments and learn more about her path to self-acceptance. (Instagram)
Thore is confident, she's determined and she's back on TV. The North Carolina native is stars in the second season of My Big Fat Fabulous Life.