Whitney Way Thore Biography
Whitney Way Thore is an American television personality popularly known for her appearances on the television show My Big Fat Fabulous Life, which the TLC network airs.
As a fat acceptance movement activist, Way Thore has also achieved national recognition for her online campaign for promoting positive body image, No Body Shame.
Whitney Way Thore Age
She was born on April 14, 1984 in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. She is 38 years old as of 2022.
Whitney Way Thore Height
Thore stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches tall.
Whitney Way Thore Weight | Whitney Way Thore Weight Loss
At the beginning of the series My Big Fat Fabulous Life, which chronicled Thore’s life, she weighed 380 pounds (170 kg) and is determined to lose weight throughout the course of the series.
Whitney Way Thore Family
She is the daughter of Glenn Thore, Barbara Thore. She has a brother named Hunter Thore, an actor and filmmaker. He appeared with Thore on TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life.
Whitney Way Thore Boyfriend
Thore is currently in an open relationship with her long distance french boyfriend Nail Rayner.
Whitney Way Thore Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $ 1.5 million.
Whitney Way Thore Salary
Thore earns an estimated salary of about $5000 t0 $30000 annually.
Whitney Way Thore Education
In 2000, Thore joined the Theatre Summer Enrichment Program at the Governor’s School of North Carolina of Meredith College. After graduating from Page High School in 2002, she enrolled at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, majoring in Theatre. After Thore graduated from college, she relocated to South Korea to teach English to schoolchildren.
Whitney Way Thore Career
After she returned to the U.S. from Korea, Thore became the on-air producer of the Greensboro, North Carolina, radio show Jared & Katie in the Morning on 107.5 KZL. On February 27, 2014, the show created a dance video called “A Fat Girl Dancing” on 107.5 KZL’s YouTube channel.
Soon, the video went viral, allowing Way Thore to promote her message of body acceptance and positive body image. As a direct result, she was featured on numerous media outlets such as NBC’s Today Show, ABC News, and The Huffington Post.
In early January 2015, TLC aired My Big Fat Fabulous Life, which chronicled Thore’s life and her mission to lose weight. The first season aired with ten episodes, and TLC premiered the second season in September 2015.
To keep her message of “no body shaming” growing, she has her own website and blog where she connects with other fat acceptance activists.
Whitney Way Thore Book
In May 2016, Thore released her memoir, I Do It with the Lights On: And 10 More Discoveries on the Road to a Blissfully Shame-Free Life.
Whitney Way Thore Tattoo
Thore has two matching tattoos with Buddy Bell, one of the tattoo is of a goose with a quote saying “It knows, It loves”. The other matching tattoo is on her left calf.
She also has tattoo saying “Cut me, Mick,” on her left forearm, from the iconic film Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone, another one on her right shoulder blade that says “Rest in reason. Move in passion.”
She has a whale tattoo on her ribs on the left side.