LaShanta White became a memorable presence on the hit TLC reality show My 600-lb Life, capturing viewers with her emotional journey toward achieving a healthier lifestyle. A native of Louisiana, LaShanta was featured in the show’s 7th season at an alarming weight of 662 pounds. Bedridden for two years, her struggles to support her four children were only the tip of the iceberg. If you recall, LaShanta made headlines for the unconventional method of stashing fried chicken in her cleavage.
However, the drama wasn’t limited to LaShanta’s physical challenges; her love life was also a point of contention. Her then-boyfriend, Jeremy, presented an ultimatum that threatened to derail her weight-loss efforts. He declared that he would end their relationship if she chose to lose weight. Despite these relationship woes, LaShanta remained resolute. She sought the guidance of Dr. Nowzaradan, popularly known as Dr. Now. Unfortunately, the journey didn’t turn out as smooth as one would hope.
Unable to meet the criteria for bariatric surgery initially, LaShanta fought hard, eventually shedding 100 pounds to gain approval from Dr. Now. But her determination seemed to wane as she failed to continue losing weight. Reports suggest she was even temporarily dismissed during the ninth month of her weight-loss program. Currently, her last reported weight is a still concerning 529 lbs.
My 600-lb Life: Embracing New Avenues
Though the scales have been stubborn, LaShanta White has found other ways to connect with fans and redefine her personal brand. Her Instagram is no longer filled with weight loss updates but has taken a more uplifting turn. Here, you’ll find an assortment of personalized greeting videos and a noticeable focus on beauty—eye-catching eyelash extensions and vivid makeup are her new trademarks.
In a pivot that speaks volumes about her entrepreneurial spirit, LaShanta has turned to TikTok, where she creates custom jingles and videos for followers. Charging between $35 to $100 for these customized creations, she’s earned praise for her positivity and has clearly found a new way to support her children.
In the relationship department, it seems LaShanta has finally parted ways with her controversial boyfriend, Jeremy. This potentially frees her to refocus on her weight loss goals. Although she hasn’t confirmed any plans to proceed with bariatric surgery, her physical appearance suggests that she’s on a healthier path than when she first appeared on Dr. Now’s radar.