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The Real Jazz Jennings Finally Gets to Shine in Season 5 of 'I Am Jazz'

By Pippa Raga

What makes I Am Jazz so much more than a reality show is how open and candid Jazz Jennings is about her personal experience as a trans child. For many viewers who have never been exposed to LGBTQ issues or communities, the TLC show has helped them map out a path for themselves.

And as I Am Jazz is about to premiere its fifth season, viewers are bracing themselves for what lies ahead. This season will show the culmination of her gender confirmation journey, as she finally embarks on the surgery she's desired since she was a child. 

But the procedure wasn't all bells and whistles. In fact, she underwent some serious complications and had to lose 30 pounds beforehand, a process she documented extensively on Instagram for fans and friends. Season 5 will also give us a sneak peek into the day-to-day life of this 18-year-old high school senior. We'll see her turn legal, go to prom, and even take a look into her love life. 

Read on for everything you need to know ahead of this season's premiere on January 1st.

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