'I Am Shauna Rae': 5 things you need to know about TLC reality series
Ever wondered what it would be like to be an adult trapped in the body of a child? For 22 year old Shauna Rae, this is her reality
When it comes to being an adult, everyone looks forward to hitting essential milestones. After all, that is what growing up is all about, to take control of your life. But for 22-year-old Shauna Rae, navigating her life is no cakewalk, especially since she looks like an eight-year-old girl!
When does 'I Am Shauna Rae' release, and where can you watch it
'I Am Shauna Rae' premieres on Tuesday, January 11 at 10 PM ET/PT,+
Who stars in the 'I Am Shauna Rae' series
'I Am Shauna Rae' tells the story of 22 year old Shauna Raw, who stopped growing when she hit 3 feet, 10 inches. Shauna was six months old when she was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. Chemotherapy, caused her pituitary gland to go dormant, which resulted in stunted growth.
While Shauna tries to navigate adult life, it is far from easy, as society sees her as a child due to her outward appearance. "But the truth is I'm not a little girl. I'm a woman, a 22-year-old woman stuck in the body of an eight-year-old." Shauna explained, as reported by Daily Mail. She hasn't had much luck with her love life either. "My relationship status is single,' she stated. 'I attract creeps, a**holes, and idiots. It is scary to put myself out there, but you have to put some risk in to get happiness."
The series also features members from Shauna's family, such as her mother Patty, her stepfather Mark Schrankel and her friends.
What is 'I Am Shauna Rae' all about
As per the TLC press release -- "Shauna Rae may look like a child, but she desperately wants to be treated like an adult. Premiering on Tuesday, January 11 at 10PM ET/PT, 'I Am Shauna Rae' follows Shauna as she navigates the extraordinary challenge of trying to live a normal adult life despite her appearance. Diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer at six months old, Shauna’s treatment allowed for remission, but resulted in a side effect no one predicted – she stopped growing. The chemotherapy made her pituitary gland almost dormant, leaving Shauna with a childlike appearance and standing at only 3 feet and 10 inches tall-- the average size of an 8-year-old. Except, Shauna is 22."
'I Am Shauna Rae' is produced by Figure 8 Films for TLC. “When I first heard about Shauna Rae, I couldn't stop asking questions. I was fascinated by her life and it became quite clear TLC needed to tell her story,” said Howard Lee, President of TLC Streaming and Network Originals. “Similar to so many series on TLC, hers is one with its own unique set of challenges and she faces those with courage, heart, and a punch of sass."
You can check out the trailer for 'I Am Shauna Rae' here.