TLC’s ‘1000-lb Best Friends’ is a reality TV series that documents the lives of four morbidly obese best friends, Meghan, Vannessa, Ashely, and Tina, as the ladies embark together on a journey towards accomplishing their weight loss goals and adopting healthier lifestyles. With each other’s unconditional support and friendship, they take on life and its challenges with a pinch of humor and discover themselves along the way. Centered around the themes of sisterhood and self-introspection, the show makes the viewers root for the four women all along the way.
Moreover, the raw depiction of women’s efforts and positive mindsets inspires everyone to work on their fitness and other plans. Set against the backdrop of the daily lives of the cast members, ‘1000-lb Best Friends’ is unique yet relatable due to its realistic visual narrative. If you are curious to find out where this show is filmed and where Vannessa Cross and Meghan Crumpler live, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in!
1000-lb Best Friends Filming Locations
‘1000-lb Best Friends’ is filmed in various parts of Georgia AKA the Peach State, particularly Atlanta, Hoschton, and Covington. Principal photography for the show most likely commenced in September 2021. It is filmed at the actual residences of the cast members as well as all the locations they visit as part of their routines. Now, here is a closer look at the filming sites.
‘1000-lb Best Friends’ is primarily filmed in Atlanta, the capital city of Georgia. The cast and crew film a portion of the show at Vannessa and Ashely’s respective homes and Dr. Procter’s clinic Beltline Health Atlanta- Weight Loss Solutions. It is located at 3193 Howell Mill Road Northwest Unit 125 in Atlanta. Situated at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, the city is packed with natural beauty and favorable locations for filming television shows and movies. Owing to the first-rated production facilities and the generous tax credits, Atlanta is also referred to as the Hollywood of the South.
Atlanta has a rapidly growing economy that heavily depends on aerospace, transportation, medical services, and film and TV production. Its dynamic skyline studded with skyscrapers make it a perfect filming destination. It also served as a filming site for several movies and shows such as ‘Single Black Female,’ ‘American Underdog,’ and ‘I Want You Back.’
Important portions of ‘1000-lb Best Friends’ are filmed in the city of Hoschton, located in Jackson County, around 35 miles northeast of the Atlanta perimeter. Meghan and Tina share the same apartment in the city, and several scenes featuring them are filmed at their residence. Hoschton exudes an idyllic charm with its close-knit community and pleasant weather.
Some parts of ‘1000-lb Best Friends’ are filmed in Covington, a beautiful city located 26 miles east of Atlanta. Vannessa’s family resides in the city, so most scenes depicting the aspects of their life are filmed in the city. Its downtown area is full of antique stores, boutiques, and restaurants, thus making it a popular tourist hub. Furthermore, the city is home to numerous historic places such as the Covington and North Covington Historic Districts and the Covington Mill Village. The hit TV series ‘The Vampire Diaries‘ and ‘Sweet Magnolias‘ have also been filmed in the area.