Whitney Way Thore is feeling more fabulous than ever!
Whitney said: “I think it’s obvious that I have lost some weight and that is true,” Whitney tells ET’s Deidre Behar. “And people say, like, ‘Is it surgery?’ and I’m like, ‘No, it’s grief, but thanks.”
Whitney’s mother, Barbara “Babs” Thore, who was often seen on the show, passed away at 76 years old in December of last year. Her funeral was filmed and will be featured in the upcoming season.
She continued: “I see a lot of chatter online and people have asked me, ‘Have you had weight loss surgery?’ or something like that. No I haven’t,” Whitney adds. “On the show, I’ll talk about my weight more, but in my personal life, I don’t really find it necessary to talk about how much I weigh. It’s just not something that I care to focus on and talk about.”
Whitney is understanding and nonjudgmental toward those who are trying different methods like injectable medications to lose weight, as she is well-acquainted with her own weight loss journey.
“I would stand on it the same way I would think about any sort of, like, plastic surgery or whatever, people should do what they want to do. But of course, I just think you should work on being confident and making sure that you’re not doing something for the wrong reasons,” the No BS Active founder says. “When it comes to, of course, diabetics who need it and just people who don’t have diabetes, but are overweight and taking it to lose weight, I don’t judge it at all.”
Whitney adds, “I’ve been fat now for 20 years and fat in the public eye. I know how hard it is and I do not ever judge a fat person for doing anything that makes their lives easier. I am not that fat person that’s gonna say, ‘Oh my gosh, why are they on Ozempic? Why are they losing weight? They’re betraying me.’ It’s their body. It has nothing to do with me and it’s hard out here for a blimp. It is really difficult to live in bodies like this and there is no judgment from me if somebody wants to take some semaglutide to lose weight.”
As Whitney gets ready to celebrate her 40th birthday in April, she is finding beauty in herself and fully embracing the process of growing older. She couldn’t be happier about it.
“I think I’m the most attractive I’ve ever been,” she tells ET. “I look at myself ten years ago and I’m like, ‘I’m just getting prettier.’ I don’t have any joint pains or anything yet, so getting older concerns I don’t really have.”
My Big Fat Fabulous Life returns to TLC on Tuesday, Sept. 5.