When Zsalynn was introduced to fans in the second season of the show, plenty of things were wrong with her. In addition to her weight, Zsalynn had a really unsupportive husband who didn’t want her to lose weight. The mother of a single child, Zsalynn wanted to be in the life of her daughter for as long as possible. So, when she realized that following the same eating pattern meant death, she decided to make the journey to Dr. Nowzardan‘s clinic and do something about her weight. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Zsalynn Whitworth.
June 28, 1970
Reality TV star, Former model for fat fetish websites
Worth Whitmore, Peggy Whitmore
Worth Whitmore II, Whitney Whitworth, Zack Whitworth, Zane Whitworth
Weight at the start of the show
596.7 lbs pounds (270.66 kg)
Weight at the end of the show
248 pounds (112 kg)
Skin removal surgery weight
52 pounds (24 kg)
Husband’s attitude towards weight loss
Negative, unsupportive, and sabotaging
Morbidly obese women
Hannah Whitworth (b.2004)
Daughter’s attitude towards weight loss
Positive, supportive, and encouraging
Boyfriend’s attitude towards weight loss
Positive, supportive, and accepting
Current health status
Happy and healthy
Current relationship status
Current social media presence
Active on Facebook and Instagram
Slimmer, more confident, and more attractive
Zsalynn Whitworth was born on the 28th of June, 1970 in Kerrville, Texas. Born to parents Worth Whitmore and Peggy Whitmore, Zasalynn was raised alongside her siblings. Growing up in her hometown Zsalynn struggled with weight and fell into a circle of overeating. Her mother Peggy was concerned and constantly harangued in the fear Zaslynn might not find men or achieve success due to her overweight. By the time Zsalynn attended Harper High School she had reached 375 pounds.
Finding a place
It was different in her hometown as Zsalynn puts, “There were no boys in Kerrville who liked fat girls.” But soon things changed as she discovered a community of fat girls. In her early 20’s Zsalynn joined National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance and fostered in the community of Big Beautiful Women. During those days she was also into internet dating through yahoo. Men flew her across Germany, London and Spain and that’s how she met and married a British man, Gareth Wainwright. After marriage, the couple lived together in San Antonio, Texas.
Getting out of control
Zsalynn had always been a fat girl but the fact her husband encouraged to eat more rather than losing weight did not help at all. In the years that followed, Zsalynn gained significant weight and peaked at 694 lbs. She had a daughter with Gareth and wanted to make sure that she remained in her daughter’s life for years to come. So even after much debate with her husband, Zsalynn made the journey to Houston to meet Dr. Nowzardan.
Life on My 600-lb Life
Way before Zsalynn rose to fame following her appearance in My 600-lb Life, her story was covered by a documentary All of Me: A Story of Love, Loss, and Last Resorts. Fed up with her weight, Zsalynn decided to make the journey to Houston and was introduced to viewers in the first episode of the second season. Zsalynn who was 42 at the time had a starting weight of 596.7 lbs. She revealed on the show that she had once reached peaked at 649lbs.
After working on her diet and exercise, Zsalynn was ready for the gastric bypass surgery and lost a considerable amount of weight. At the end of the year, Zsalynn weighed at 349.9 lbs. She had shredded 248 lbs and was fully fit.
Zsalynn’s condition was made worse by her unsupportive husband who wanted her to gain weight for his fat fetish. She met her husband Gareth Wainwright at a time of financial distress. At the bequest of Gareth, Zsalynn started modeling for fat fetish websites. While this did solve the money problem, it also made sure that Zsalynn could never lose weight. When asked about her ex-husband’s fetish, Zsalynn revealed,
“He has a physical preference for his sexual needs…that requires me to be bigger than just fat.”
She also retold a story of the time Zsalynn ordered a salad. When asked if she could order a salad, Gareth replied,
“I’m not buying you a salad. If you want to eat grass, you can go in the garden and graze.”
While Zsalynn has cut her weight to half, she had her fair share of troubles. She revealed that her husband tried to sabotage the whole process by taking her to a burger joint and ordering a burger. In the follow-up episode, Zsalynn revealed that it was difficult for her to go through the process alone.
“Being alone a lot has been a bit of an adjustment for me, so I’ve struggled with being depressed when I don’t see (my daughter) Hannah for a while. And being alone has made it even harder for me to deal with my cravings.”
In the time of togetherness, Zsalynn and Gareth had a daughter Hannah Whitworth in 2004. After realizing that he did not love her for who she was, but for what she weighed, she decided to end their marriage and start a new life. Zsalynn is now divorced and has custody of Hannah.
Looking forward and moving on is a way of life and seems so for Zsalynn. After divorcing ex-husband, she qualified for skin removal surgery, which removed 52 pounds of excess skin from her body. She felt more comfortable in her own skin, and more attractive to others. She met Jack, a man who appreciated her personality and beauty. They fell in love and got engaged after dating for some time. However, The pair is yet to announce the news of marriage. In the meantime, she also became more involved in her daughter’s life, and enjoyed spending time with her.
Zsalynn Whitworth is now a happy and healthy woman who weighs less than 300 pounds. She has overcome many challenges in her life, and has transformed herself physically and emotionally. She is an inspiration to many people who struggle with obesity and self-esteem issues. She is living proof that anything is possible with determination, courage, and love.
5 feet 6 inches (167 cm) (approx.)
Current weight (estimated)
Less than 300 pounds (136 kg)
Wavy or straight
Round face, full lips, small nose, prominent chin
Casual and colorful
Glasses, earrings, necklace, bracelet
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