Welcome to Plathville is not just another show on TLC; it is a roller coaster of emotions, controversies and secrets surrounding the Plath family. As if the current season wasn’t already full of breathtaking episodes, Moriah Plath, the second-oldest daughter, reveals something monumental. For the very first time, she spoke about her painful experience with alopecia as a child. Starting at age three, Moriah not only had to deal with the loss of her hair, but also a dent in her self-confidence.
Moriah was very clear in the Sept. 26 episode titled “Life’s But a Walking Shadow.” She spoke candidly, describing her struggle with alopecia, an autoimmune disease that caused her to lose all her hair for several years-even eyebrows and eyelashes. The doctor had diagnosed it as a rare form of alopecia involving complete hair loss. Even at home, she was bullied by her siblings, which deepened her emotional wounds.
This condition obviously had a huge impact on her self-confidence. She often looked in the mirror and told herself she was ugly and unloved. “My love for fashion was what helped me survive those cruel years,” Moriah Plath admitted during her confession on the show. Fashion served as her escape, a world where she found solace and still relies on it for comfort.
Welcome to Plathville: Moriah Plath’s Baptism and Personal Rebirth
But Moriah’s story does not stop at her trials and tribulations. During a heartfelt conversation with her father Barry, she expressed a desire to be baptized again. And on the Sept. 12 episode of Welcome to Plathville, Moriah talked about her new inclination toward religion.
This spiritual awakening also flowed over to her Instagram, where she shared a personal clip of her baptism by her father, Barry. In this video, the two stand in a body of water while Barry baptizes her. In her caption, she expressed, “I have searched for freedom all my life. Often found myself trapped and lost until I realized happiness lies within.” She seized this moment to confess that she had accepted Jesus as her savior.