Updated: Feb 27, 2021
Marla McCants is a Detroit native and was first seen back in 2015 on the season finale of My 600-lb Life. Having found herself in an abusive relationship, Marla was kidnapped and held hostage by her ex-boyfriend — which is when her weight spiraled out of control to nearly 800 pounds.
CCS Media Founder Treva Gordon is working with client Marla McCann to promote her 2019 Tell All Weight Loss Tour.
At the time, doctors believed she was only months, if not weeks away from dying. During her episode, she said, “My weight has condemned me to this bed.” Yet despite gastric bypass surgery and an extended hospital stay, she refused to let doctors help her stand. It wasn’t until the mother-of-three realized this was her last chance to live that she eventually gave in.
The mother revealed that she never had issues with weight when she was younger but that her eating became out of control after she tried to break up with her boyfriend, who then “lost it” and kidnapped her. He held Marla at gunpoint and shot two officers who tried to rescue her before she ultimately escaped.
After the traumatizing incident, the reality star refused to leave her house because she was terrified he would find her and kill her. By the time they caught her ex, however, she had been coping with her feelings by eating — and ballooned to more than 700 pounds. “The kidnapping changed my life forever, and I wish I could take that day back,” she said.
At the end of her episode, Marla weighed 534 pounds — a 266-pound loss. She said, “I’m so proud of myself. I got myself into [this situation]; I can get myself out.” That positivity is what helped her drop even more weight after cameras stopped rolling.
Marla is currently writing a tell-all book about the show and says, “The show lied and it is not what its cracked up to be.”
HER STORY: Click on the link below for her REAL STORY on THE REEL RENEE CHANNEL on YouTube.
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