MTV’s newest reality series — or “docu-drama,” as they call it — has no fist pumping, GTL-ing, or teen moms fighting with their baby daddies. “Chelsea Settles” premieres with a special one-hour episode on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
The series follows 23-year-old Chelsea Settles as she reinvents her life. When the show begins, Settles is living in a small town in Pennsylvania. She weighs 325 pounds, her long-distance boyfriend is a bit of a flake, and her family is struggling to deal with her mother’s medical problems.
Despite the hurdles, Settles decides to move to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of being a fashion designer.
“Chelsea’s decision to move across the country is not without reservations. With a severely diabetic mom who has been in and out of hospitals for years and in need of kidney and pancreas transplants, to a boyfriend who would rather Chelsea follow him in his military pursuits instead of fulfilling her dreams of making a life for herself in L.A., she grapples with making one of the most difficult choices she’s ever had to make,” MTV says in the press release.
Check out the video preview below. Will you be watching?