'More to Love' Feeds Weight Debate

Fans of the show say it's a much-needed representation of real women, as opposed to Hollywood's portrayal of women like Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson as "curvy." But others counter that "More to Love" portrays plus-size women as pathetic and desperate.

Full-Figured Women Feeling Beautiful

Peggy Howell of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance said that with 60 million obese Americans, it's encouraging to see more shows representing overweight people, shows like "Drop Dead Diva" and "Dance Your Ass Off." But whether they're changing the way the nation views overweight people or simply exploiting them for entertainment is a matter of debate.

"We're being blamed for driving up the cost of health care, we're being blamed constantly for things, so I don't know that I would say the perception of fat people is getting any better," Howell said. "Hopefully, shows like 'More to Love' and 'Drop Dead Diva' will help people understand that we are people just like all the rest of them."

And while show contestant Allbright won't be walking down the aisle with Conley -- she was sent home on a recent episode -- she hopes her story inspires viewers to understand that size doesn't have to matter in finding love.

Until Conley came along, she said, "I never had a man in my life who made me feel beautiful."

ABCNews.com's Katie Escherich contributed to this report.

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