My Big Fat Fabulous Life star Whitney Thore took her fans on a walk down memory lane by showing off a high school photo. Whitney enjoys opening up to her fans and loves hearing their feedback. She isn’t shy about anything and loves giving her fans a peek into her life.
Whitney from My Big Fat Fabulous Life is known for sharing her life with an audience. Before she found fame on television, she amassed an impressive fan base on YouTube. She uploaded videos of her dancing with her good friend, Todd Beasley, titled, “A Fat Girl Dancing.” From there, she used her platform to share insights about her thoughts on body shaming, body positivity, and the everyday struggles she faces with her weight, including what it is like to travel and fly as a larger person, the negativity, and stereotypes associated with it. No topic was off limits, and she embraced the spotlight and the opportunity for her voice to be heard.
Whitney Shares A Blast From The Past
Whitney got personal about her life and shared memories from her teenage years through her yearbook photos. The My Big Fat Fabulous Life star posted a reel on Instagram taking a deep dive into her life during high school and the personal handwritten messages she received from her classmates. Whitney captioned the post, “The yearbook autograph pages walked, so Instagram DMs could run…what were dudes doing in the late ‘90s, y’all? AND WHY ARE THEY STILL DOING IT?” My Big Fat Fabulous Life fans resonated with her post as it brought back memories of their own from their high school years. In the photo, Whitney clearly resembled her late mother, Barbara ‘Babs’ Thore with one fan commenting, “In your yearbook picture, you are the epitome of your mother!”
Taking a look through Whitney’s high school yearbook was like being teleported to a different time for a lot of her followers. She flipped through her yearbook pointing out the popular styles of the decade, her friends, and the clubs and activities she was involved in, including soccer, creative writing, and dancing. Even back in high school, Whitney took dancing seriously, she was quoted in her yearbook as saying, “Teaching dance is an amazing opportunity. Not only do I get to do what I love, but I get to help others.”
Whitney Shares Surprising Messages From Classmates
Along with sharing photos, Whitney shared some amazing throwbacks and read some of the autographed messages that her classmates wrote in her yearbook. The handwriting, funny notes, and quotes were a call back to a simpler time for most. The My Big Fat Fabulous Life star couldn’t help but laugh when reading some of the messages aloud while being flooded with memories of people she attended high school with. While some classmates wrote encouraging notes regarding her talent, kindness, and friendship, others wrote raunchy and immature messages, prompting Whitney to exclaim, “Proof that early 2000s dudes were creeps.” Aside from some of the inappropriate notes she received, a lot of her classmates commented on her potential and hoped they would get to see her on Broadway someday.
Even back in high school, it was clear that Whitney was destined for stardom, and she had a lot of people that believed in her. Now that Whitney has her own reality show on My Big Fat Fabulous Life, she has proved everyone right. Although she is now in the spotlight, it was nice taking a look back at her humble beginnings.
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