WATCH: MTV Introduces New Reality Series Starring 324-lb. Heroine

The plus-sized star of MTV's new reality show Chelsea Settles will share her struggles to lose weight and make it in the L.A. fashion world


MTV is known for turning beautiful no-names into full-on celebrities -- and now there's a new a star on the horizon. But Chelsea Settles, the star of the new show with the same name, isn't your typical Laguna Beach-looking lady.

At 324 lbs., Settles, 23 is the network's "new kind of MTV heroine." She leaves her small hometown in hopes of making it big in the Los Angeles fashion scene, all while struggling to lose weight. The new reality star will have "an opportunity to expand her social life by confronting the social phobias that have been holding her back," MTV explains in a press release. "[She'll have a chance] to take control of her weight in an effort to get healthy."

Viewers will also get to see Settle deal with all the typical stresses that come with relocating and weight loss, and will be taken on the emotional journey as the young woman tries to "fit" into the body-conscious world of Hollywood.

Chelsea Settles premieres in a special hour-long episode on Oct. 11, at 11 p.m. EST.

Watch a trailer for the new show here:

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