Alicia Kirgan weighed 622 pounds when she first appeared on TLC’s My 600-lb Life in 2018 and went to the show’s Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, known to fans as Dr. Now. She feared that her weight was putting a strain on not only her body but also her relationship.
Alicia Kirgan and her partner, Tim Carter, were in a committed relationship, but Tim was starting to tire of her behavior. “Alicia doesn’t want to do anything at all,” Tim said on the show, per Distractify. She just wants to sit in front of the TV and eat. It’s like she’s a totally different person and our relationship has grown stagnant.”
When her episode Where Are They Now? aired in April 2020, Alicia Kirgan revealed the amazing progress she had made. One year after her first appointment with Dr. Now, she had lost nearly 200 pounds.
A year later, she had lost a total of 366 pounds – more than half her original weight – bringing her down to 256 pounds, a number she hadn’t achieved since her early teens. “I feel more independent than ever, and I’m starting to figure out who I am and all the things I want out of life,” she said, according to Distractify. “So I couldn’t be happier.”
How is Alicia Kirgan from My 600-lb Life doing today?
On April 29, 2020, the day her next episode premiered, Starcasm reported that Alicia Kirgan filed a fraud lawsuit against the show’s production company, the tenth My 600-lb Life cast member to do so.
The lawsuit claims that the company promised to cover Alicia Kirgan’s medical expenses related to the show, but then failed to do so, leaving her with thousands of dollars in medical debt. It also claims that she contacted producers about her mental health, and they failed to provide her with anything beyond a scheduled therapy session for the show. The lawsuit bombshell further alleges, “[Alicia] was provided a five-question mental health survey a couple of hours before her procedure that asked questions with true or false answers. If she answered any of the questions ‘incorrectly,’ the producers would remove her form and give her another until she answered all the questions ‘correctly.'”
Alicia Kirgan also expressed her displeasure with the way her partner, Tim Carter, was portrayed on the show. Per Distractify, there was an exchange between Tim Carter and Dr. Now that left some fans with a bitter taste in their mouths.
When Dr. Now asked if Tim Carter was happy with Alicia Kirgan’s newfound independence, he replied, “Well, she’s gotten a little chatty. But yeah, as long as she keeps losing weight, I’m happy, man. I’ll take that smart mouth then.”