Destinee LaShaee, star of an extreme makeover show, dies at age 30
Steph Deschamps / February 14, 2022
Matthew Ventress, aka Destinee LaShaee, has died at the age of 30. His brother announced his death on Facebook on Tuesday, February 8. No, no, no, I'm sorry brother, he wrote in a comment on family photos. I accept you for who you are, I accept all your flaws, I'm sorry you felt alone, I'm sorry you felt you had no one to turn to, I'm sorry you felt you had no other choice, he continued.
Destinee LaShaee was the first transgender contestant of Life at 600 LB. An American reality series that tells the story of the metamorphosis of obese people following their gastric bypass surgery. Like the other participants, Destinee LaShaee weighed over 300 kilos. She had lost over 100 kilos in one year. After the show aired, she became an influencer on social media, inspiring others on their weight loss journey.
On the reality show, Destinee LaShaee had confided about her unhappiness and pathetic relationship with food: I lay here all day and wait for food. I don't see my family or friends unless they come to see me, he recounted in an episode of Season 7. Food is the only thing I can turn to for support. I feel like it's killing me.