Dance Your A** Off is the latest weight-loss reality show taking over our television screens. Lisa Ann Walter, head judge and creator, stopped by our studio today to discuss the creation of the show, her relationship with the contestants, as well as her thoughts on Lindsay Lohan.
The hit Oxygen reality series, which encourages contestants to dance off those extra pounds, was actually inspired during Lisa's time on Shall We Dance, the major motion picture starring Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere. Lisa had put on extra weight to play the role of Bobbie, the hilariously eager dance student at Miss Mitzie's Dance School. Lisa, who's always loved to dance, used her new dance moves to shed the extra weight. Dance not only became a regular work-out routine, but a helpful tool in her self-confidence and self-image.
"Enough with the self-loathing...just be the best version of you," the actress/comedienne expressed in response to women's harshly critical viewpoint of themselves.
Lisa has also played the role of Chessie, Lindsay Lohan's nanny in The Parent Trap (1998). When asked about her thoughts on Lindsay Lohan's situation, Lisa says we all go through tough times and she hopes the best for her former castmate.
You can catch the actress every Monday night on Oxygen's Dance Your A** Off. Fans can also catch her live tomorrow night at Caroline's for a live stand-up performance from her Laugh Your A** Off Tour.
Lisa Ann Walter Wants You To 'Dance Your A** Off'
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