The Shannon Twins (Kristina and Karissa Shannon) have recently undergone a significant weight gain and people wonder what the reason is. Well, the two sisters revealed that they have been diagnosed with PTSD and manic depression because of their time in The Playboy mansion. As a result, they claim to have been gaining extra weight.
Kristina and Karissa Shannon, also known as The Shannon Twins, are twin sisters who got famous overnight after entering The Playboy mansion. The Shannons, two of Hugh Hefner's three new girlfriends, moved into the Playboy Mansion in 2008. As a result of their relationship with Hefner, the Shannons started to appear on the E! network reality series The Girls Next Door. Despite being Hefner's "girlfriends," Karissa claimed that her and Kristina's friendship with him was more for entertainment and the chance to appear on the show than for romantic reasons.
The Shannons were crowned Miss July and Miss August 2009 in Playboy magazine's double issue, which was necessitated by the publisher's financial difficulties. They earned two consecutive months as Playmates, unlike previous centerfold twins, however, they only had one centerfold. The Shannon twins kept appearing in The Girls Next Door, although they left the mansion in January 2010.
The twins competed in the ninth season of the UK reality series Celebrity Big Brother on January 5, 2012, and finished fifth. They also appeared in Big Brother's Bit on the Side, the show's sister series. Additionally, the Shannons' scene from Brazzers was made public on February 17, 2019. A few months later, they appeared in another video by Brazzers.
The Twin Sisters have been in the spotlight time and again for more than a decade now. Obviously, many people who recognize them notice very single changes. Most recently, people have speculated that they have undergone a significant weight gain transformation and want to learn more about it. Well, we've got you covered.
The Shannon Twins’ Weight Gain: The Two Sisters Claim to Have Been Diagnosed With PTSD and Manic Depression After Their Time in the Playboy Mansion Which Led Them to Gain Extra Weight!
It's been almost 15 years since the Shannon Twins first made headlines. While they made their names as Hugh Hefner's girlfriends and after appearing in a few television shows, they've been making deadlines time and again with different controversial as well. Of course, their weight gain is very much visible to anyone who has seen them throughout the years. The twins recently revealed that they have PTSD from their time in the Playboy Mansion which led them to weight gain.
At the age of 17, the Shannon Twins sent their first Playboy submission. The twins claimed that Playboy had brought them to California. Hef asked them to move in, but they thought it was to become centerfolds. In 2008, at the age of 18, Kristina and Karissa (@karissashannon1) moved into the mansion. Before leaving, they spent three years living with Hef. Last year, they admit to having serious PTSD and depression as a result of their time with Hef, according to RadarOnline.com. The twins told,
We have thought about committing suicide together, holding hands and taking pills to overdose.
They resembled their stay in the mansion to being caged. The twin sisters claimed that they were made to wear the same clothes and to sleep together. Hef placed signs about the regulations that each girl was required to abide by all over the house. According to Kristina and Karissa, the list told them what to eat, what to wear, and how to behave. They added,
Hef is gone now. He’s dead but we still have PTSD and gained weight from dealing with our trauma. We never did anything incestuous, but he made us both have s*x with him at the same time all together. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be allowed to stay. He didn’t put that pressure on us until after the first six months we were there.
They claim that while staying at the mansion, they received an unending supply of medications and booze. According to reports, Hef prohibited them from going to church since he was an atheist. Furthermore, Karissa also revealed that she had to get an abortion at the mansion after getting pregnant.
No doubt, the Shannon twins suffered a lot during their time in the mansion and they have been diagnosed with PTSD and manic depression. And many researchers have verified that PTSD makes you undergo a certain weight gain transformation. Here's a short explanation of that.
Fatty acid oxidation is encouraged by fasting, exercise, the keto, vegan, and low carbohydrate diets. These techniques also cause your adrenaline and cortisol to increase in reaction to a glucose deficiency. You will typically return to glucose oxidation as your default metabolism with brief fasts, diets, and typical routine exercise. However, your metabolism starts to become conditioned to a fatty acid oxidation metabolic state when you are under persistent stress, as you are most likely when you are experiencing Complex Trauma or PTSD.