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‘Too Large’ Update: Corey Phelps Goes From Homelessness To Graduate

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TLC’s Too Large follows overweight people that are having significant life issues due to their size. Corey Phelps was one participant on the show that quickly won a lot of fans. He was sassy, hilarious, and fans thought his crush on Dr. Proctor was so fun to watch.

And now, he has some really exciting news to share. Corey was once homeless, but now he has his very own degree. Keep reading to learn more about the exciting announcement.

Too Large star Corey Phelps checks another goal off his to-do list

When Corey Phelps made his debut on Too Large, he admitted he even had a tough time going up stairs because of his weight. According to Dr. Proctor, Corey weighed 664 lbs. But he was determined and willing to put in the hard work. Making significant lifestyle changes like diet and exercise can be too much for people, but Corey stuck to his goals.

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COVID-19 definitely threw a wrench into things, but Corey managed to qualify for weight loss surgery. His progress didn’t stop there, though. Today, the Too Large star is a proud college graduate.

“Today is my 31st birthday and I still can’t believe that I graduated,” Corey posted on his Instagram page. “I remember sitting in my car, the first night I was homeless, sobbing uncontrollably, telling myself this wasn’t how my story would end. Five years later and I am excited for what comes next, and beyond grateful for all I have accomplished. Can you believe this transformation! 🥰”

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“Dude, you ROCK!! 👏👏👏” one of his followers wrote.“Happy Birthday 🎂 and congratulations 🍾 you are an inspiration to so many! Thank you for being you ❤️” another follower wrote.

Fans recognized how much the TLC personality managed to overcome during his time on the show and couldn’t be prouder of him. They can’t wait to see what Corey accomplishes next.

Will the show ever come back for a second season?

Too Large attracted a lot of attention when it debuted on TLC in 2021. Fans loved having a chance to see Dr. Proctor again, who has had roles on various other TLC shows including 1000-Lb. Sisters.

However, some TLC viewers noticed that it isn’t very different from My 600-Lb. Life. Additionally, Too Large stars Meghan Crumpler and Vannessa Cross even got their own spinoff show, 1000-Lb. Best Friends. TLC hasn’t officially renewed Too Large for a second season, leading some fans to believe the network actually canceled it. Is it because it’s too similar to other weight loss shows?

Fans don’t have answers yet and may not for some time. But in the meantime, people can still follow Corey Phelps and other participants online.

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