DWTS Winner Amber Riley: “It Doesn’t Matter What Size You Are…”
Glee’s Amber Riley became the first black woman to win the long-running hit dancing competition show, Dancing With The Stars.
But her tremendous success didn’t stop the talk, or the criticism, about her weight.
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Riley’s “DWTS” winner’s speech said it all: “I want to let women of all sizes out there know you can do whatever you put your mind to!” she said. “It doesn’t matter what size, what color you are — you can do whatever, whatever, whatever you put your mind to!”
Throughout the season, the actress had to deal with remarks from some viewers about her size.
“There were a couple [comments], like, ‘She danced well — for her size,'” Riley told In Touch. “I don’t want people to think that! I just want to dance well … I don’t think it should be an anomaly for a person my size to be able to dance or have confidence. Everybody should have confidence.”