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Ariana Madix is Surprised to Have ‘Gained Weight’ While Competing on ‘DWTS’

Ariana Madix for 'Dancing With The Stars'Photo by: Disney/Christopher Willard

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Vanderpump Rules star, Ariana Madix is making waves on the dance floor in Season 32 of Dancing With The Stars. In an interview, Ariana revealed that her journey on the popular ABC competition series has brought some unexpected changes to her body.

Why Ariana Madix Gained Weight While Dancing

The 38-year-old star opened up about the physical toll the intense dance training has taken on her. She mentioned experiencing more aches and pains than ever before. While some of her fellow celebrity contestants on DWTS have shed noticeable pounds during their rigorous ballroom dance rehearsals, Ariana’s story takes a different turn.

She candidly admitted, “I have gained weight.” She also humorously expressed her anticipation for a body transformation that she’s still waiting for.

It’s important to question why there may be extra pounds. Is it due to building muscle from demanding dance routines? Ariana remains optimistic, stating “Let’s hope so!” This is a reminder that weight is just one aspect of overall fitness and well-being.

Despite the surprises her body has thrown at her, Ariana expressed her joy in being part of DWTS. She called it a dream come true and praised the experience as one of the best things she’s ever done. It’s clear that the journey means more to her than just a chance at winning the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.

In addition to her DWTS journey, Ariana has exciting business news to share. She and her Vanderpump Rules co-star, Katie Maloney, have partnered with Lay’s potato chips to celebrate National Sandwich Day. They will be releasing a sandwich-inspired flavor called Lays Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup. This unique flavor will be available at their sandwich shop, Something About Her, just in time for BravoCon 2023.

Could Ariana Madix’s Eating Disorder Played a Part in Her Weight Gain?

As Ariana gracefully glides through her journey on DWTS it’s essential to consider the challenges she’s faced, not just on the dance floor but in her own relationship with her body. The reality television star has been candid about her mental health struggles, particularly her history of dealing with body image and self-esteem issues.

In a recent interview, she disclosed that her battle with an eating disorder, which she once considered “a full-blown eating disorder,” has had lingering effects on her life. Despite the judgment and criticism that come with being a public figure, Ariana is on a path to healing and self-acceptance.

She acknowledges the importance of therapy in helping her recognize unhealthy patterns and challenging notions of scarcity and perfection. Ariana’s evolving perspective on her body reflects a newfound gratitude for her body’s capabilities, endurance, and stamina, rather than focusing solely on external appearances.

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