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'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' Star Doesn't Want to Be Praised for Losing Weight

By Gary Trock

Whitney Thore doesn't have a problem being a role model for fans, just as long as she's not a weight loss role model.

The star of TLC's "My Big Fat Fabulous Life" posted a video in response to comments she has been receiving from fans who are praising her for a slimmed down appearance.

"I can guarantee I'm still fat as s--t," Thore told fans about the congratulations she's been receiving.

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She continued, "This hasn't changed since day one, i am jus t not out here to be anybody's weight loss inspiration," adding that, "If you're inspired by me, I appreciate that, but I'm a complex human being focused on lots of other things in life besides losing weight."

The reality star, who weighs around 380 lbs, stresses to her followers that, "I hope you're inspired by me because I'm a woman who learned to love myself no matter what size she is."


Thore followed up with her explanation on her Instagram post, writing, *"Reminder: your value does not increase if your weight decreases. You can implement healthy behaviors as a fat person or a thin person independent of weight. Changing your body is not the

While she regularly tries to participate in fitness-related activities, Thore has never used shedding pounds as a main motivation.

The star may be large, but she's still got rhythm, and showed it off during a recent dance session.

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