“1000-lb Best Friends” became one of the addictive shows on the TLC network, from the time it was included in their programming schedule in 2022. It was a no-brainer move by the creative department of the network, as the weight-loss-themed reality-television show turned out to be a gold mine since the genre was introduced on cable TV. After the first season ended, fans impatiently waited for official updates from the creators of the show, as there was no announcement of renewal for a second season, or even of the dreaded cancelation. Contents [hide] 1 What is “1000-lb Best Friends” all about? 1.1 The TV premiere 1.2 Behind-the-scenes commentary companion series 2 Get to know the supersized cast of “1000-lb Best Friends” 2.1 Meghan Crumpler 2.2 Vanessa Cross 2.3 Tina Arnold 2.4 Ashley Sutton 3 Highlights of the first season of “1000-lb Best Friends” 3.1 Meghan Crumpler and Vanessa Cross – “We big as hell” 3.2 Ashley called them larger and in charge 3.3 Vanessa was forbidden to use the swimming pool slide 3.4 Tina and Vanessa got into a heated argument 3.5 Vanessa was finally approved for surgery 3.6 “1000-lb Best Friends” went to their high school reunion 4 Will there be a second season of “1000-lb Best Friends”? What is “1000-lb Best Friends” all about? Due to the highly successful series, “1000-lb Sisters,” fans weren’t surprised that a spin-off was created by the TLC network. However, this time, instead of featuring family members with weight problems, the new show, “1000-lb Best Friends,” focused on four close friends. They all shared mostly the same problems, the same fears, and the same goals, but didn’t exhibit the same willpower and convictions to go through a life-changing transformation. Some of them went on their weight-loss journeys smoothly, and some had difficulty adapting to the special diet and workout routine recommended by the medical experts. The TV premiere ghyg ghyg ghyg ghyg ghyg ghyg ghyg ghyg ghyg ghyg When the TLC network started releasing promotional materials for the spin-off series, they marketed the show as ‘Four larger-than-life best friends battle morbid obesity using hard work, heart, and a wicked sense of humor.’ It made its television debut on 7 February 2022, and Howard Lee, the President of TLC Streaming and Network Originals, admitted that they banked on their loyal audience loving make-overs of weight-challenged individuals with bold and rambunctious personalities. Behind-the-scenes commentary companion series To make the spin-off more interesting, TLC network produced a digital mid-form series called “1000-lb Best Friends: Inside the Episode.” It featured two of the main cast who sat down and provided commentary on what happened behind the scenes on all the episodes. It gave the audience another perspective on what the cast went through, and made the viewers laugh so hard, as they weren’t shy about giving their personal views on fashion, hairstyle, and even talked about Gen Z lingo. Get to know the supersized cast of “1000-lb Best Friends” “1000-lb Best Friends” chronicled the lives of two pairs of besties, as they struggled to reach their goal of qualifying for the elusive bariatric surgery, due to an initial weight-loss requirement demanded by their doctor. Of the four friends, two were reality-TV alums which made the filming of the ups and downs of the weight-loss journey much easier as they revealed their vulnerability by sharing their innermost thoughts and emotions. Get to know each of them here. Meghan Crumpler Meghan was 43years-old and weighed around 330lbs when the series started. She’d become engaged to a man named Jon in February 2021. It wasn’t her first time being part of a reality-TV show, as she was previously featured in another successful series called “Too Large” when she was at her heaviest at close to 500lbs. Her weight-loss struggles were very evident in her social media posts, in which she shared her insecurities, her regrets, and her dreams. As she mentioned in one of her Instagram posts, ‘It’s truly sad that I can look back on this picture and think ‘wow she’s beautiful’. Why didn’t I think that long ago?’ She promised that she would work hard on getting that person back, and focus on it one day at a time. https://wandb.ai/darwinnunez651/suiiiii/reports/-VOIR-Myst-re-Venise-en-Streaming-VF-en-Fran-ais-VOSTFR-COMPLET-VOIR-Myst-re-Venise–Vmlldzo1NTIyODg2 https://wandb.ai/darwinnunez651/suiiiii/reports/Voir-Myst-re-Venise-Streaming-VOSTFR-FR-Film-Complet-en-FRANCAIS–Vmlldzo1NTIyODg5 https://wandb.ai/darwinnunez651/suiiiii/reports/-Regarder-La-Nonne-II-Film-complet-en-ligne-gratuit-Francais–Vmlldzo1NTIyODky https://wandb.ai/darwinnunez651/suiiiii/reports/-VOIR-La-Nonne-II-FILMS-Streaming-VF-FR-Complet-en-fran-ais–Vmlldzo1NTIyODk1 https://wandb.ai/darwinnunez651/suiiiii/reports/-FILMS-COMPLET-La-Nonne-II-Streaming-VF-et-VOST-FR-Gratuit–Vmlldzo1NTIyOTAy https://wandb.ai/darwinnunez651/suiiiii/reports/VOIR-FR-La-Nonne-II-Streaming-VF-Gratuit-en-Francais-VOSTFR–Vmlldzo1NTIyOTAz https://wandb.ai/darwinnunez651/suiiiii/reports/VoiR-La-Nonne-II-Streaming-VF-2023-Film-Complet-en-HD–Vmlldzo1NTIyOTA1 https://wandb.ai/darwinnunez651/suiiiii/reports/Streaming-VF-La-Nonne-II-film-complet-en-fran-ais–Vmlldzo1NTIyOTA5 https://wandb.ai/darwinnunez651/suiiiii/reports/-VOIR-FILMS-La-Nonne-II-2023-Fran-ais-Gratuit-et-VF-Complet–Vmlldzo1NTIyOTE3 Tina was considered one of the most accomplished, as she’d authored 11 books, including the Lantern series. She was also known for an excellent article entitled “Body Shaming in Today’s World,” which was published in Henry Herald. The author was keen on learning more, so she took a one-year course and earned a certificate in Medical Coding and Billing in 2017. Three years later, she graduated with an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from Ashford University. She was 41 years old and weighed 325lbs when she decided to join the weight-loss journey of her friends in the show. She had been struggling with her weight all her life, due to stress-eating. Tina would always turn to food for comfort and that was her main downfall. She was born in Landstuhl, Germany but was raised in Stockbridge, Georgia, where she became friends with Meghan in her teens, and eventually met the rest of the group. She’d been married for 20 years, and had four children. Ashley Sutton Among the four girls in the TV show, Ashley seemed to keep the lowest profile. Nothing much could be found about her on the Internet, even though she maintained a social media presence on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Fans assumed that they were all cleaned out of any personal details that she didn’t want the world to know, before she became a reality-TV star except for a few facts such as she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College. At the time when “1000-lb Best Friends” was filmed, she was 36 years old and lived in Atlanta, Georgia. When Ashley reached her 20’s she blew up to over 300lbs, and someone advised her to have weight-loss surgery to remove her excess fat. In 2014, she had a successful gastric sleeve procedure – it was quite delightful, she said, for the first two months after the surgery. Everything seemed to be going great for her at that time, as she lost around 60lbs. However, it didn’t take long for her to eventually gain them all back by not changing her lifestyle, and she regretted it badly. Seven years later, she joined her friends in their quest to live a healthier life, because she was quite aware that it was dangerous for her to continue living the way was, feeling that she’d failed in a big way by not taking good care of herself. Highlights of the first season of “1000-lb Best Friends” Meghan Crumpler and Vanessa Cross – “We big as hell” In a world filled with many judgmental people, it was difficult for those struggling with morbid obesity to meet someone with a sincere heart and genuinely caring. Meghan Crumpler met Vanessa Cross in one of the girl’s bathrooms in junior high. The latter was being bullied by some of their schoolmates, and the former saved her that fateful day. Meghan invited her to eat lunch together, and they had been the best of friends since then. According to Vanessa, they came from different sides of the spectrum. She said, ‘I was the bad girl, low class and she was a little hoity-toity.’ When they met, there was some kind of ‘opposites attract’ connection. Over the years, they went through a lot of fights but remained friends. They vowed to continue working on it, because at the end of the day, it was hard to find a real true friend who would not use you, judge you, or put you down.