TLC viewers first met Benji Bolton when he appeared alongside his brother David in season six of My 600-lb Life. Together, they weighed over 1,300 pounds, but when their episode aired in March 2018, Benji had dropped 382 pounds, while David had lost 452 pounds.
Two years later, Benji appears on the show again in an attempt to lose even more weight, but will not have the support of his brother, who earlier this year filed a lawsuit against the production company behind My 600-lb Life. However, the transformations of the duo are quite spectacular.
We couldn’t believe our eyes when we found Benji’s profile on Facebook. If the 34-year-old is not yet at his peak weight, then he’s definitely close.
Even though he initially struggled with weight loss, losing only 14 kilos in the same period of time his brother lost 141 kilos, Benji ended the 2018 episode at 258 kilos. He now weighs 176 pounds for a total of 407 pounds lost.
“Even though the last two years have been much harder than I thought, I wouldn’t trade it for anything, because I’m happy with my situation and the life I have now,” one’s father told the camera.
It’s clear that Benji has a great support system around him. Underneath one of his Facebook photos, a friend wrote, “I’m so proud of you Benji,” while another added, “Benji you’re great.
David’s current status is more difficult to define. The 37-year-old hasn’t updated his social media pages since February 2019 and, according to the April 22nd special “Where Are They Now?”, he has moved away from Benji. It doesn’t help that his older brother accused show producers of taking advantage of him.