When we first met My 600-lb Life star Karina Garcia – not to be confused with the DIY slime YouTuber – she weighed 633 kilos. At the time, Karina Garcia was in a wheelchair and living with her parents, who were both her biggest supporters and biggest helpers.
According to Karina Garcia, her food addiction stems from a childhood illness. In the 2018 episode, she explained that her parents worked long hours to pay for her severe asthma treatment, which only added to her sense of loneliness.
She said in a clip from the episode, “When I was younger and in the hospital, everyone paid attention to me and now it was like I didn’t exist at all.” She said: “When I was younger and in the hospital, everyone paid attention to me, and now it was like I didn’t exist at all.” Karina Garcia revealed that she weighed 100 kilos at the age of 10 and it wasn’t long before her weight got even more out of control. But in episode 5 of season 6 of My 600-lb Life, Karina travelled to Texas to meet Dr Younan Nowzaradan, who later approved her for gastric bypass surgery.
Against Dr. Now’s wishes, Karina Garcia was repeatedly caught eating junk food, but by the end of the episode, viewers were left with the impression that she had finally gotten her happy ending. Although her road to recovery wasn’t an easy one, after joining Dr. Now’s weight loss program, it seemed that Karina was finally on the right track after losing over 200 pounds. But where is Karina now?
Where Is Karina Garcia From My 600-Lb Life Now?
In 2019, TLC contacted Karina Garcia to find out about her weight-loss journey, and it turns out she has continued to do a good job. In addition to no longer being confined to a wheelchair, Karina Garcia shared that she has become much more independent, is working towards skin removal surgery, and even plans to move into her own home soon.
However, viewers were completely shocked when Karina Garcia’s social media accounts revealed that she was meeting someone new and the man looked quite familiar. In December, Karina and Gilbert Donavan, the husband of former ‘My 600-lb Life’ star Lupe Donavan, made their relationship seemingly official.
Many viewers will remember how badly Gilbert had treated Lupe, pressuring her to have sex shortly after the operation, which ultimately led to complications.