Maja is the subject of tonight’s season 7 rerun episode My 600 Lb. Life. Maja, originally from Portland, Oregon, moved to Houston last year to seek the help of renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan to try to lose some weight and get her health back on track.
Maja Radanovic weighed 689 pounds when she began her first weight loss journey. Daughter of Serbian immigrants, Maja has struggled with food addiction all her life and has often used food as an emotional crutch. With the help of Dr. Now, more commonly known as Dr. Now, Maja was able to lose more than 100 pounds at the end of her episode.
So, what’s going on with Maja Radanovic today? Since the TLC is broadcasting her episode again tonight, fans may wonder where she is now and whether she has managed to keep her weight down since she last appeared on the show.
My 600-lb Life: Maja’s Story
When we first met Maja, she and her boyfriend Christian were struggling to cross the airport while trying to move to Houston, where Dr. Now resides. In the clip above, Maja can be seen complaining about how much she is suffering and how she did not expect to have to walk so much through the airport.
“This is much more walking than I expected to have to do, and how far away everything is is really frustrating because I called both airports before I left and asked them how far and how far she was walking,” she says in the clip. “Right now I’m angry because my legs hurt and the lady lied to me about how far it was, because I would have made other arrangements to get here if I knew how far it was. I understand that I’m an important person, but that doesn’t give people the right to lie to me.
Maja, who at the time weighed 689 pounds and also suffered from lymphedema, opened up about the difficulty of her daily life because of her extreme obesity. She was already at high risk of infection because of her weight and needed the help of her boyfriend to do simple things like put on socks and walk around the house.
Maja turned to food at a young age to deal with abandonment problems and emotions. Her parents divorced when she was only 2 years old and her mother had to work full-time to support her. In the program she said she did not feel loved by her mother, who worked so often that Maja Radanovic had to be raised by other family members, which led to her addiction to food. Her mother often criticized her weight while she was growing up and her father left her life before she turned 10, so Maja’s food addiction got worse as she got older. When she was in high school, she weighed about 300 pounds, and at her high school graduation she weighed over 400 pounds. When she turned 24, she weighed over 500 pounds.
My 600-lb Life: Where Is Maja, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now?
Although Maja Radanovic does not often update her Facebook page and her Instagram account is private, the photos on her Facebook indicate that she continued to destroy her weight loss goals and kept the weight off her episode on air for the first time.
She uploaded her most recent profile photo on September 13 and the reality star seems almost unrecognizable since she began her weight loss journey with Dr. Now. Another photo, which was uploaded in May this year, contains dozens of comments from friends, family and fans complimenting Maja on her good looks.