If you aren’t watching My Giant Life every Sunday night, you’re honestly missing out. The docuseries — which just came back to TLC for a third season — follows six women who stand 6’6” or taller, and highlights how their height affects their everyday lives. Of course, the reality show’s larger than life cast is what makes it must-watch TV. Here, Life & Style has rounded up everything you need to know about Alicia Jay, Haleigh Hampton-Carvalho, Lindsay Hayward, Krista Kay, Colleen “CoCo” Smith, and Katja Bavendam.
How tall are the women on My Giant Life?
Alicia is 6’6”, Haleigh is 6’7”, Lindsay is 6’8”, Krista is 6’6”, CoCo is 6’6”, and Katja is 6’8”. See more on the individual cast members below:
Alicia has embraced her height, but she still finds it difficult to connect with a man who isn’t intimidated by her stature. “I’m super tall and I’m a virgin. I love my height, but I definitely think it’s harder to date as a tall woman,” she has said. “If I don’t get married, I could be a virgin until the day I die!”
Last season, Haleigh went against her father’s wishes when she tied the knot with her much shorter husband, Bryan, who’s 5’8”. Despite her dad’s disapproval, the blonde beauty has devoted herself to life as a married woman and got pregnant, even though she once thought becoming a mother was impossible. “We moved to Tennessee this year and we’re pregnant,” she revealed in early 2017. “We weren’t supposed to be able to get pregnant, so this makes this pregnancy a little more delicate.”
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Wishing we were back at one of my favorite childhood places looking at all the animals in their natural habitats and exploring all the exhibits instead of buried under a mountain of laundry, tracking down lost baggage and 3 & 1/2 hours of trying to get the babe to sleep because jet lag is REAL. Don't mind Kaia, she is too busy staring at the giraffes and wondering how she can try and fit them in her mouth because that's our favorite thing these days, eating things we shouldn't and drooling on everything. Did I already mention trying to get Kaia to sleep for the last 3 & 1/2 hours? 😭😭😭 #jetlagwinsthisone
Haleigh gave birth back in February to an adorable daughter named Kaia James. “We’re so head over heels for this girl and all her delicious squishiness. She is the sweetest little dream baby that has been sleeping through the night and just wants to sleep and cuddle on anyone who will hold her,” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “Had a rough few days trying to figure each other out but I’m pretty sure the answer to all things is cuddles and a thousand and one kisses.”
— Lindsay Kay Hayward (@LindsayKHayward) August 21, 2017
Lindsay, who holds the Guinness World Record for Tallest Actress in a Leading Role, is still trying to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She recently moved to Las Vegas, but it sometimes seems as though her bad habits and tumultuous past might catch up to her in Sin City.
— Lindsay Kay Hayward (@LindsayKHayward) September 13, 2017
“A lot has happened in my life,” she has said. “I dumped my boyfriend [and] I relocated to Las Vegas because I needed a fresh start.” Despite her wild child past, Lindsay is currently living that mom life. She welcomed a son, Liam Maddox Hayward, on Sept. 12.
Krista, who also lives in Vegas, entered the fold when Lindsay asked to be her roommate. “When Krista walked into the bar, I was like, ‘Oh my God, it’s one of my kind!’” Lindsay joked. The South Dakota native — who runs a successful life-coaching business — is also hoping to add “comedian” to her résumé.
CoCo is seemingly over her boyfriend, Will, these days. “We have a ton of fun together, but from time to time, I’m gonna want to see other people,” she has said. In an effort to revitalize her love life, the former pro volleyball player moved to Austin, TX.
Katja and her 5’2” wife, Julie, are planning for a family on Season 3 of MGL. However, they’re still unsure about who they’ll choose to contribute to the other half of their baby’s DNA. “Julie finally decided she’s going to be the one carrying the baby. We’ve been trying a few different ways to find our sperm donor and it’s not that different from speed-dating,” she’s lamented. “It’s been a little more difficult than we anticipated. What the f–k did we get ourselves into?”
Keep up with the ladies of My Giant Life on Sundays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.