Whitney Thore is a champion for the fat acceptance movement. She created the viral "A Fat Girl Dancing" video, which led her to further fame and exposure. Thore appeared on ABC News, NBC's Today Show, and The Huffington Post. She even had her own show, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, which followed her Thore's life, and her attempts to lose weight.
Thore has a website where she promotes the message of "no body shaming." There, she continues to connect with other fat acceptance activists. In January 24, 2017, it was revealed that Thore is pregnant with her first child, right on the season 4 premiere of "My Big Fat Fabulous Life." However, by the third episode on the same season, it came out that she wasn't pregnant, but had cysts.