Appeared in ‘Too large’ a Discovery+’s original reality show, Corey Phelps has had a difficult existence. As a youngster, he had always been heavier than his age hoods, and so he had always been ridiculed and bullied for the same. He was in high school when he gained a lot of weight, and soon he came to know that he’s not like other boys; he’s different.
Unfortunately, he had to face rejection by his mother after coming out as gay as his mother’s beliefs didn’t let her accept her son’s real identity. As Corey’s mother ousted him from her house, he ended up being homeless because he had no other place to go, and he had to abandon his study as well.
Though, he was able to get a shelter at a homeless shelter with the aid of some good neighbors. The homeless shelter was the place where he found his closest friend Renee from whom helped he get a job in tech support.
Corey Phelps and ‘Too Large’
When Corey Phelps joined up for ‘Too Large,’ his age was 28, and he used to weigh 664 pounds. The second episode of the show chronicles the life and resilience of Corey Phelps, where he admitted that he had been fat-shamed and bullied several times. It didn’t take Corey much time to leave an unprecedented mark in the viewer’s heart owing to his wonderful character.
What is Corey Phelps Doing Now?
Following his operation, Corey Phelps had to quit Discovery+’s original reality show ‘Too Large’ as a result of disagreement with the show’s executive producers. The now 30-years-old student will get his bachelor’s degree in 2022, as despite dropping out from the high school education, Corey opted to continue his education by getting admission at Kennesaw State University and majoring in Human Services.
Other than studies, Corey spends his time with his siblings.
However, despite being busy with his studies and other things, Corey hasn’t abandoned his good habits to exercise and go on a morning walk every morning. Talking about the steps he’s going to take in the future, Corey revealed that he is preparing for the Law School Admission Test. However, while talking about his life and future steps, he always stays tight-lipped about his relationships.
Corey and His Health
Corey’s cheery disposition leads his fans to question his present status and health. So, here we’ve got answers to all of the questions. In the episodes of ‘Too Large,’ Corey had mentioned that he is being asked to reduce 50 pounds weight by doctors. After setting a goal, Corey undergoes hard fitness sessions, exercises, and diets. Initially, he was able to shed 82 pounds instead of 50 pounds only because of his perseverance.
Soon, he was to get operated on, but the Covid-19 epidemic pushed him to delay the surgery; it endangered his life too. However, now Corey got operated on, and the surgery helped him to lose a significant amount of weight which gave a kick start to his healthy life. He continued his workout, and as a reward for his great efforts, Corey now weighs around 400 pounds.