TLC’s My 600-Lb Life follows the incredible and emotional weight-loss journeys of morbidly obese people as they try to turn their lives around. One memorable story featured in the hit reality series is that of Karina Garcia. But what happened to Karina Garcia after the cameras stopped rolling?
As reported by The Cinemaholic, Karina Garcia took part in the show’s sixth season and revealed that her weight problems started at an early age. During her first weigh-in with the show’s doctor, Dr. Now, Karina Garcia weighed 633 pounds. According to Distractify, Karina Garcia was also in a wheelchair and lived with her parents, both of whom enabled her excessive eating habits.
Luckily, Garcia was able to stick to Dr. Now’s strict diet and exercise plan during the show, and lost a total of 235 pounds. He was later approved for gastric bypass surgery in the episode.
Where Is Karina Garcia From My 600-Lb Life Now?
As reported by Distractify, TLC cameras caught Karina in 2019 to get a glimpse of her life after the show. “Where are they now?” During the episode, it was revealed that she has managed to stick to the Dr. Now program and no longer uses a wheelchair. It was also revealed that Karina was becoming more independent from her parents and had goals to undergo skin removal surgery.
In April 2019, Karina began dating the husband of former “My 600-lb Life” contestant Gilbert Donovan, who appeared on the reality hit show’s fourth season. According to The Cinemaholic, Karina also hinted on social media that she moved out of her parents’ home around that time.