Sasha Pieterse was voted off of Dancing with the Stars this week, but also revealed the show helped her lose weight.


The former Pretty Little Liars star lost almost 40 pounds while competing on the reality dance show. “We’re halfway through the competition and I’ve lost 37 pounds. It is really magical,” the 21-year-old shared. She had gained nearly 70 pounds over the last two years because of a condition called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

“I feel like me again,” she added. “It’s not an easy road, but being able to focus on getting myself healthy again, and the fact that I’m seeing results, getting better is all I can ask for.”

Pieterse danced alongside Gleb Savchenko through the first six episodes of DWTS season 25. In her final week, the couple was awarded a 24/30, a very middle-of-the-road score. “I love the way your body interprets these dances. You’ve got so many beautiful angles. Mesmerized — well done,” applauded judge Carrie Ann Inaba. “That was a well-crafted routine. I thought you had great chemistry together. There was a warmth going on between you,” added head judge Len Goodman.

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Despite their compliments, Pieterse found herself in one of the bottom two couples, the other being Frankie Muniz and Whitney Carson, who scored a 29/30, the second best score of the night. In the end, Pieterse was sent home.

“It was incredible. I knew that it was going to be amazing, but it totally blew my expectations away. I have had such an incredible time and I love everybody here, so obviously this is a very sad moment for me, but I’m juts so thankful,” Pieterse said after a standing ovation from the audience. “I’ve had an amazing experience and I’m so happy that I got to share my story.”

Dancing with the Stars airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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