MICAH Plath is one of eight Plath children who branched out outside of his religious upbringing.
Welcome to Plathville premiered on August 17 at 10pm ET on TLC.
Who are the Plaths?
The Plaths are a family from southern Georgia featuring 9 kids.
The Plaths raised their kids with limited technology, no sugar, and on a fairly isolated farm.
The family is led by Barry and Kim, and the kids are Ethan, 23, Hosanna, 21, Micah, 20, Moriah, 18, Lydia, 17, Isaac, 15, Amber, 12, Cassia, 11, and Mercy, who’s 8.
Sadly, in 2008, Kim and Barry Plath lost another son, 17-month-old Joshua, in an accident.
Hosanna is married and was expecting her first child in an episode of the last season of the show, but she is not featured on the series.
Ethan is also married. He and his wife, Olivia Plath, also 23, have been at odds with his parents on the show since the beginning and he is not currently in contact with them.
While Olivia was raised in a similar lifestyle and following a similar spiritual path as the Plaths, she has clearly been determined to break free of that and live her own life, and that’s caused problems with Ethan’s parents. (Although he seems very willing to do things a different way, too!)
Is Micah Plath from Welcome to Plathville a model?
Micah and Moriah both no longer live at home and are figuring out their own paths.
They moved out together and live in their own place.
In the season 3 opener of Welcome To Plathville, Micah stripped off to tiny underwear in a racy photoshoot with a lingerie-clad woman and revealed he had aspirations in the modeling world.
The 20-year-old proved he’s branching out on his own despite his strict religious upbringing.
Micah said in a confessional: “I’m pursuing modeling. And just focusing on me and what I want to do in life. It’s not a rebellion against my parents, it’s coming to terms with myself.”
The handsome blond reality star flirted with his friend Helena, who posed alongside him in lingerie and a blazer.
What religion is the Welcome to Plathville family?
The Plaths are Christian fundamentalists.
TLC is pretty familiar with working with families that follow a similar lifestyle; the Duggars are also fundamentalist Christians.
In fact, the Plaths have been linked to No Greater Joy Ministries, a controversial Christian fundamentalist organization to which the Duggars have been linked as well, YourTango reported.
The Plaths seem to travel and perform at Baptist churches, so it seems likely that their beliefs most closely align with the Southern Baptist church or with Independent Baptists.
However, Ethan has said his family went to smaller home churches instead of a large organized church when he was growing up because his parents “didn’t agree with how a regular church system functioned,” according to Woman’s Day.