'1000-lb Best Friends': Tina and Vannessa argue over nude streaking during camp
For the cast of '1000-lb Best Friends', living a healthy life is something that all of them are struggling to achieve. Getting rid of old habits has not been easy, but this time around, Vannessa, Ashely, Meghan and Tina hope to get through it together and make the changes they need to make.
For Vannessa, this whole experience has certainly been a wake-up call, especially when she found out that her son Jacob was going down the same that she was. Vannessa recognized and admitted out loud that she failed her son and wanted to improve her own life and set an example for him. And although it has not been easy, she is certainly trying her best.
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At the start of the season, Vannessa seemed to struggle with a plethora of issues, from self-control to bringing herself to exercise. After the whole waterpark debacle where she was not allowed to go down a waterslide, it certainly has made her more receptive towards wanting to change her life. As the ladies set out for a camping experience, it proved to be something they all needed. On the last day, Vannessa was all about embracing the idea of rebirth.
She even tripped down to her birthday suit and walked about in the rain naked, as her friends stared at her in shock and disbelief. While Vannessa saw this outdoor camping trip as the start of her journey to taking care of herself, Tina was not too thrilled seeing her walk around naked. To Tina, she felt as though Vannessa was turning them into laughing stocks. When she confronted her about it, Vannessa told her that she was just having fun, to which Tina responded that she would not be degraded. This seems to have spurred Vannessa on, who argued that she was just being 'human' and trying to be comfortable in her skin.
She did not care if people called her names either and noted that she was not being crass, but everyone ultimately had the same body parts.
It was certainly an eventful end to a trip. But what do you think? Was Tina's argument justified? Or was Vannessa right when it came to not being ashamed and embracing herself the way she is? Sound off in the comments below and tell us what you think.
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