Though hit ABC series Dancing with the Stars may have its fair share of sweat and tears, it seems that country music star Lauren Alaina has come across an unanticipated benefit from all the exercise: some serious weight loss.
"I've lost like 25 pounds! Since July. None of my clothes fit," the stunner told People.
Gleb Savchenko, her professional dance partner in the competition, made sure to give the cheekiest of responses.
"You're welcome," he teased.
It's little surprise that the American Idol alumna has seen her waistline shrink as she has been hard at work, perfecting her dances. This most recent dance was one of her most difficult yet, as she was performing it in honor of her late step-father, who had sadly passed away exactly one year earlier.
The tribute was set to her hit song "The Other Side" and featured a contemporary dance. For the occasion, Alaina wore a stunning pink dress that featured ruching around the waist to show off her slimmer figure. Rhinestones also added some bling to the ensemble.
However, though she might now be discussing shedding her pounds, Alaina was clearly preoccupied with her very somber occasion on Monday. The song began with Alaina looking down at a letter, setting the nostalgic scene.
Alaina even admitted that she actually started crying mid-dance after seeing her mother in the audience. However, the blonde beauty managed to keep it together and finish the stunning performance. She later said that she was "really proud" of herself for getting through the clearly emotional event."I was scared of the dance. I was sad. I was proud that I could do it. I just was really nervous that I was going to get upset before the dance and not be able to do it, breathe, but I got through it, and then I lost it," she said.
"I feel really proud because my stepdad was the most positive, uplifting, happy person I've ever met," she continued.
"If he had been here tonight, he would've been the most proud of me."Alaina then added that she was also dancing in honor of her mother and called it a "blessing" that both she and her mother have come so far in one year.
Fans are no doubt heartened by the fact that the crooning cutie has been able to use the competition to heal from her loss and help her wellness both on an emotional and physical level.Meanwhile, fans of the show can read all about Week 7 spoilers at The Inquisitr.