Jazz Jennings admitted she’s “humiliated” by her 100-pound weight acquire and the “fat-shaming” she receives from her household.
Within the Season 7 trailer for her TLC actuality collection, “I Am Jazz,” the 21-year-old transgender activist revealed that her consuming habits modified amid psychological well being struggles, leading to her weight of 234 kilos.
“I do expertise fat-shaming from my household,” she mentioned within the clip. “It makes me really feel actually humiliated.”
She defined that two years in the past she had plans to attend Harvard College, however finally deferred going “refocus and recenter” following a busy yr.
“I used to be truly struggling severely with psychological well being points. I began binge-eating and I gained weight and extra weight and extra weight. And now, virtually 100 kilos heavier, right here I’m right now.”
In one other scene, Jennings eliminated her shirt to disclose her “massive previous stomach” whereas posing for images in a sports activities bra and athletic shorts.
She additionally admitted that actions equivalent to kickball and tennis are tougher with the added weight.
“I’m out of form. Be straightforward on me,” she instructed her family members, earlier than including in a confessional, “Having all this further weight, I can’t achieve this many issues with my physique that I used to have the ability to do.”
Later she described her typical breakfast of “quick meals, possibly a doughnut or two after which possibly two bagels.”
Although Jennings mentioned she was damage by her household’s remarks about her weight, grandma Jacky insisted that she doesn’t “choose” the younger TV character for it. Quite, Jacky is “simply shocked” by her granddaughter’s transformation, she says.
“Even after we assume we’re doing one thing proper, she falls off the wagon,” Jennings’ mom, Jeanette, lamented to the digicam.
Later, Jeanette confronted her daughter for “making empty guarantees” to prioritize her well being.
“You’re like, ‘I acquired this. I can do that. I’m gonna change,’” she mentioned, to which Jennings replied, “I can inform you that it’s totally different now as a result of it’s now or by no means. It’s now or by no means at this level.”
Jennings addressed her weight gain in a June Instagram post, tellings followers that she needed to “maintain [herself] accountable.”
“I’m prepared to vary my methods; I’ve been saying I’m prepared to show over a brand new leaf, however I’m operating out of bushes now,” she wrote on the time.
“I’m able to take the initiative and create constructive adjustments with regards to my well being and physique.”
“I Am Jazz” Season 7 premieres Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.