During My 600-lb Life season 7, Octavia Nichelle made her reality TV debut. Fans have been wondering what she’s been doing with her time.
Octavia Nichelle (also known as Octavia Gahagans) was a part of My 600-lb Life season 7, and she has led quite a life since her reality show stint. Like other My 600-Lb Life cast members, her quality of life used to be negatively impacted by her weight. She was very determined to change her life for the better, and sought out Dr. Nowzaradan’s help. Octavia’s weight gain story started because she was allegedly molested by her stepfather. She claimed that he was violent with her mother, and Octavia turned to food for solace. By the time she was 20, she weighed roughly 500 pounds. She lost her mother five years later, and had to take care of her younger sister, who eventually got married.
When she finally arrived in Houston, so she could visit “Dr. Now,” she weighed 692 pounds. Octavia was having very serious issues with mobility. She took all the My 600-lb Life weight loss instructions seriously, and lost a dramatic number of pounds. While relapse is a big deal for people who get bariatric surgery, Octavia stuck to her healthy lifestyle, and lost about 236 pounds. She brought her weight down to an impressive 456 pounds. Octavia currently runs a public Facebook page called, “The Life Of Octavia.” On her FB profile, she keeps fans updated about what’s going on in her life.
At “The Life of Octavia,” people who like My 600-Lb Life can see the before and after pictures that she has shared. She also posts about motivating others to do what they feel they can’t get done. Octavia is active on Instagram, and in October 2022, she shared a carousel of pictures that showed her sister getting her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration. In another shot, she posed with Dr. Now, following her dramatic transformation.
What Has Octavia Been Up To Since My 600-Lb Life
The My 600-lb Life alum sees herself as a public figure, especially where weight loss is concerned, and she also has a YouTube channel. Apart from her social media presence, and her impressive dedication to her post-surgery lifestyle, Octavia is also running a business. She is at the helm of a custom jewelry brand, and she named her company Chains and Crayons. The Kansas City resident promotes her custom jewelry brand on her social media accounts, but her posts are mostly about what’s going on in her life.
Octavia’s story is a very good example of the type of “feel-good story” that fans of the show like to see on My 600-lb Life. Her determination got her through the rigorous requirements, and she seems happy with where she is at the moment. Fans of the show continually send goodwill, offering touching support to her and her family.