A prolific Internet troll lost more than 400 pounds after abusing body builders who then helped him lose weight. Jesse Shand bullied people across the Internet from the safety of his mother’s home to make himself feel better about his colossal weight gain. But when he began to troll bodybuilders on an online forum they demanded he show a picture of himself – when he did his life changed forever. Instead of giving Jesse a taste of his own medicine the bodybuilders gave him tips on how to get in shape and they were not going to accept any excuses. The 28-year-old became a recluse and troll who eventually weighed more than 700 pounds before he started trying to lose weight in May 2013.
Videographer / Director: Brad Podawski
Producer: John Balson, Nick Johnson
Editor: Sonia Estal, Joshua Douglas