Parents' Guide to

My Big Fat Fabulous Life

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Overweight dancer lives life, promotes positive body image.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+


This young woman lacks class. I actually enjoyed her show initially because I could identify with her insecurities and admire her determination to live her best life. Now I see is not the best kind of role model for young girls. Her language is vulgar at times and some things in her life should remain private. I do wish Whitney well but I'm no longer a viewer.

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Too much swearing
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age 18+

Babs was in the shower when she had the breathing attack. This is classic copd. It happens to me all the time. If she's in a very warm area, she'll have problems breathing. Textbook C.O.P.D try breathing treatments before and after shower or bath. That's why all vitals were normal at hospital

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The series briefly highlights some of the challenges that come with living with PCOS, a common endocrine condition in women that leads to overproduction of testosterone, baldness, facial hair growth, and, in many cases, extreme weight gain that becomes very difficult to take off. But the show's entertainment value comes from Whitney herself, whose self-confidence and effusive personality make for lots of humorous moments, especially with her parents.

It's full of positive messages, as well as ideas that challenge common misperceptions about weight, health, and the notion that large individuals shouldn't be comfortable with their bodies. There also are moments when, despite her efforts, Whitney herself doesn't seem completely comfortable with her size. But overall, it's a show that encourages people to love and embrace who they are, regardless of their weight.

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