Whitney Thore grew up healthy and fit. But after being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome she quickly gained 200 pounds in two years. She was shocked at how differently she was treated as a ‘fat girl’ as she felt the same inside. 

After struggling with weight issues and depression for years, she decided it was finally time to love and accept herself as she is. She also started the No Body Shame Campaign to help others who are struggling with body issues, and danced in a YouTube video as a self-proclaimed ‘fat girl’ to spread her message of self-love.