I'll admit, I like watching reality weight loss shows. The Biggest Loser in particular is quite compelling, I like seeing people learn that they are strong enough to conquer their weight issues. I always think they get too skinny at the end to try and win... but overall I think it helps a lot of people on the show and off.
Celebrity Fit Club is another weight loss show I watch although I don't find it particularly inspiring. It's primarily comprised of B or C level celebs who have fallen into a slump, both professionally and well, physically. A lot of them are former skinnies - I think they've had at least 2 former Baywatch babes and some 80s rockers. They've been promoting the most recent season recently and one of the celebrities is Kaycee Stroh.
Kaycee's major claim to fame is a supporting role in the High School Musical movies. I've never seen the films, but I keep an eye out for plus size celebs. She has been a model for Torrid (what young plus size celeb hasn't??) and has always appeared looking cute and fashionable. While I have no issue with anyone trying to get healthier (and that can often involve losing weight - I've done that myself), I can't help but feel a little dissapointed that she is going on this show.
Kaycee isn't a former skinny trying to reach the looks of her golden years. She entered the scene as a plus size woman, and to change that changes her. It's a tough situation - one part of me wants her to be able to chose to be whatever size she wants to be, whether its a 4 a 14 or a 24. Another part of me feels that celebrities who gain their fame as plus size women, and become role models for other plus size women, do have a certain kind of responsibility. Sucks, I know and kind of hypocritical of me too. But I can't help but think it.