'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' Season 9 Full Cast List: Meet Whitney Thore and rest of TLC stars

Before becoming a star of her own TLC show, Whitney kicked off her career as an English teacher in South Korea

                            'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' Season 9 Full Cast List: Meet Whitney Thore and rest of TLC stars
The cast of TLC's hit show 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' (Whitney Thore/ Instagram)

TLC's popular show 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' is back with an all-new Season 9. The show which premiered back in 2015, follows Whitney Thore's life as she shares all the highs and lows of her life in its rawest form. 
From searching for love to fitness journey, Whitney's exciting life will definitely keep you hooked. Although Whitney is the star of 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' her family and friends play an equally important role on the show as they help Whitney navigate various situations and stages in her life. Season 9 will feature Whitney's parents Barbara "Babs" Thore and Glenn Thore, and her brother Hunter Thore.  Whitney's friends Todd Beasley, Buddy Bell, Tal Fish, Heather Sykes and Ashley Baynes too will make appearances on the show. If you're curious to know more about them, then read on. 


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Whitney Thore

Before becoming a star of her own TLC show, Whitney kicked off her career as an English teacher in South Korea. Shortly after returning to her home in Greensboro, North Carolina, Whitney landed a job at a radio station as an on-air producer. While she was working at that job, a video featuring her dancing titled 'A Fat Girl Dancing'was released in February 2014. The video went viral, and Whitney became a star overnight. She used her platform for promoting body positivity. As her popularity continued to soar, TLC roped her in for her own show- 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life'.

Although the TLC show which premiered in 2015 initially focussed on Whitney's fitness journey, over the years the show has expanded to showcasing all the facets of Whitney's life. Season 9 will feature Whitney's budding romance with a mystery French man, and her life post moving back to her home in Greensboro.  "Whitney is showing signs of life after love. With the end of her engagement in the rearview mirror, she’s focused on her future. Her virtual fitness business with friend Jessica is thriving, and a recent move back to her hometown of Greensboro, NC means she’s closer to family and friends," reveals the press release for Season 9 of 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life'. 

Buddy Bell

Buddy has been Whitney's ride or die friend for years. Since moving back to Greensboro, Buddy and Whitney have been staying together. Although the best friends live under the same roof, they, unfortunately, aren't able to spend enough time together as Buddy is busy with his new girlfriend. The trailer for Season 9 features Whitney begging Buddy to spend some time with her. 



The upcoming season will feature Whitney exploring a new romantic prospect. Whitney is exploring a new relationship of her own, as an online flirtation buds with a man who lives in Paris—the two met while Whitney was taking virtual French lessons, but long-distance, especially cross-continental, is never easy, so the two of them are working to figure out exactly what they have. Whitney is also pursuing her goal of receiving her personal training certification, but she soon finds that anti-fat prejudices make it hard to develop a client base. Another dream of Whitney’s—motherhood—remains intact, but her journey is filled with challenges. Meanwhile, living in her hometown means Whitney can spend more time with her parents, but after taking them to receive their second vaccine shot, her mom takes a nasty spill, further tweaking her already-strained back. As the season progresses, Whitney and her gang are fully vaccinated and the world is opening back up, meaning the possibilities are seemingly endless; celebratory trips ensue, but one big question remains: will Whitney get the opportunity to meet her Frenchman in person?

Season 9 of 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' is all set to make its big premiere on Tuesday, August 17, at 9/8c on TLC.