OK, am loving this show. And I'm not a fan of these weight loss shows like The Biggest Loser or DietTribe (fitness and helping people lose weight is my lifestyle - don't need to watch it on TV). I also can't seem to get into Dancing With the Stars, America's Got Talent or American Idol either, for whatever reason.
However, while clicking through the channels one night in search of yet another crime show, I let the remote linger for a few minutes on "Dance Your Ass Off", the show that has overweight individuals competing in both dancing and losing weight. It's actually DWTS meets Biggest Loser, complete with a weigh in after your dance performance.
What got me was seeing how hard these folks work to get those routines down, routines, I might add, that would be just about as challenging for normal weight people. Not only do they do it, but week after week they go all out, and in quite spectacular fashion.
I still can't get over in week two one of the contestants on the floor doing the worm!!! Kudos to them for busting their asses to put it out there, and also for doing what they have to do to take off the pounds.
Okay, gotta admit that the stars and stripes getup is a bit much, but I still have to give them an "A" for effort! ;)
Truth be told, though, what also keeps me coming back are the fashions! This is the first time I've ever seen large sized people portrayed so glamorously, with glitzy, spangly, sometimes over the top costumes that really are fantastic! Show that body, and give 'em some razzle dazzle, I say! I think that it's great to see these people come out and strut their stuff in these amazing outfits, just like the "little people" wear, and rock it out in style! Who says you gotta be a size 2 to wear a pink shimmy dress, or orange faux leather pants with holes down the side?? Not this show!! LOVE IT, and I also want to find some of those dresses for myself! That pink fringe dress that Shayla had on last episode...I would kill in that thing! Gimme that dress, Shayla! lol! :)
Don't necessarily have a favorite, but I wish them all luck. They work hard and are very entertaining and lovely to watch all done up in this outrageous finery. What more could you ask for? Keep up the good work, DYAO contestants, and keep the spectacular and quite amazing costumes coming! If you guys haven't yet seen this show, check it out! It's definitely worth a look see!
And may the best man or woman win!