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Chelsea Settles

Chelsea Settles

  • Premiered: 
    October 11, 2011
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  • Network: MTV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Fashion
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Plot Synopsis

CHELSEA SETTLES is a reality series that follows Chelsea Settles, a 23-year-old recent college grad who leaves her small hometown outside of Pittsburgh to pursue her dreams of having a fashion career in Los Angeles. Like most girls her age, Chelsea loves Kim Kardashian, gossip magazines, and fashion as she tries to figure out what she's going to do with the next phase of her life. However, she has a bigger hurdle to overcome than most of her peers -- because Chelsea weighs 324 pounds. Chelsea has struggled with a food addiction for as long as she can remember -- and being heavy has led to debilitating phobias that challenge every aspect of her existence. Fears of going out in public, meeting new people, or even finding a large enough chair for her to sit on in class have all held Chelsea back from living life to the fullest. And if that isn't enough, Chelsea's beloved mom suffers from serious health issues and her care takes up much of Chelsea's time and attention. Thanks to the encouragement of mom and her close cousin, Jarel, Chelsea does decide to leap into the unknown -- or at least, the West Coast. She realizes that living 3,000 miles away from the only home she's ever known will test her emotionally, physically, and psychologically as she struggles to start a career in fashion in image-obsessed LA. But for the first time in her life, Chelsea is determined to take these challenges on: from living with a roommate for the first time, to getting in shape with a no-nonsense personal trainer, to finding a job and ultimately working for a demanding boss at an upscale boutique, to managing a long-distance boyfriend who may not completely support her career aspirations. And along the way, after experiencing a series of small victories, as well as some life changing setbacks, Chelsea may just be ready to experience a new way of seeing the world -- and herself.