Wednesday, September 2, 2009

No Tubbies Allowed In Tutus

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – As a kid, Dance Your Ass Off judge Lisa Ann Walter was dubbed too tubby for tutus.

Walter – who’s also executive producer of the weight-loss and dance TV series – wanted to do ballet as a kid, but was relegated to piano lessons instead because she wasn’t a pin-thin ballerina.

The ballet teacher deemed her too chubby to wear a tutu, but that didn’t stop Walter from groovin’.

In the ’70s, she’d sneak into disco clubs and “Italian social dances” with friends and boogie to the beat.

These days, Walter enjoys dancing to embarrass her kids in front of their friends – the best “punishment” a parent can enforce.

She says feeling odd in her own skin inspired the concept for Dance Your Ass Off, though she’d never have the nerve to get in her “skivvies” on national TV and weigh in like contestants do.

The DYAO season one reunion airs September 7 on Oxygen.

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