Woman of ‘Fat Girl Dancing’ viral video fame gets own reality TV show

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A woman who has been seen by nearly six million people online can now expect to be see by millions more … on television.

According to FOX8 in North Carolina, 30-year-old Whitney Way Thore, who started the No Body Shame campaign, landed a reality show — much to her surprise.

Thore became a viral sensation when her “Fat Girl Dancing” video made the rounds on social media. The video has more than 5.8 million views.

Starting in January, Thore, who has used her campaign to encourage body confidence no matter one’s size, will star in a new show, “My Big Fat Fabulous Life,” on the TLC network.

According to the show’s synopsis, Thore suffers from a rare condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which caused her to gain 200 pounds during one year while she was in college.

“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,” the synopsis reads.

“I just want to connect with people,” Thore reportedly said. “It’s going to be a long road, but I’m happy to be on it.”

 

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