Okay, I admit it. I am a reality television whore. After the break up with my boyfriend I moved in with my best friend’s parents and have spent way too much time watching TV shows like The House of Tiny Tearaways, Toddlers and Tiaras, Ace of Cakes and RuPaul’s Drag Race.
I’ve also re-discovered an old favourite – Supernanny. As a one time nanny myself, I really enjoyed picking up tips about how to deal with unruly children, and just seeing the love this woman could put into a family that was not her own.
Last night as I lay sleepless at 2am, I flicked on the TV for (yet another) episode and I realised another thing. Jo Frost (the Supernanny) is a fierce fatty!
I mean, obviously I noticed that she was plus sized, but it wasn’t until last night that I really realised that she was comfortable in her own skin. She immediately became a Fatty I Admire.
I mean, look at her in her Supernanny Suit!
Could she BE any cuter?
And then there’s what she looks like dressed down:
I’ve seen her run after children, play basketball and generally just enjoy her job as who she is.
A quick Google of Supernanny and weight brings up an article stating that Jo Frost attributes weight gain seen over the series as the result of always being on the run and making bad food choices. But nowhere else have I really seen her critical of herself and her size. She just seems to me as a sensible person who enjoys her work, and her life, and is comfortable with who she is.
Jo Frost, Supernanny, is this week’s Fatty I Admire! Stay tuned for follow ups in this series!