On Dancing With the Stars, Pretty Little Liars star Sasha Pieterse shared her struggle with weight gain due to polycystic ovary syndrome.
Pieterse gained “70-ish” lbs over the course of two years. She said, “It was really hurtful the way people reacted. People were saying stuff like, “she's pregnant,” “you're fat.” They were angry, mad that I looked like this. It was one of the hardest things I've ever been through.I had no idea what was going on, and I didn't have any way of solving it.”
Once Pieterse received the diagnosis of PCOS, she was a relief to have the knowledge. She now has a plan to get healthier. In fact, she said she’s dropped 15 lbs. since starting the dance competition.
Wearing a sexy pink outfit, Pieterse performed a wonderful dance routine. She received a total of 22 points from the judges, which was one of the highest scores of the night.
Judge Bruno Tonioli said, “You are such a lovely dancer, such a good feel for the music. You place it so well, lovely bounce, even more va va voom. You're gorgeous.”