Look that amazing body makeovers. Wow!!!
EDYTA SLIWINSKA – BEFORE
The only professional dancer to appear on all eight seasons of DWTS, Sliwinska keeps her carb intake in check: “No pasta, bread, rice or candy,” the pro, 29, tells Us.
EDYTA SLIWINSKA – AFTER
A strict 1,500-calorie-a-day diet (cottage cheese, berries, chicken salad, cereal) and dancing in heels helps the pro stay slim.
DENISE RICHARDS – BEFORE
“I gained 10 pounds after my mom passed away,” Richards (filming her E! reality series Denise Richards: It’s Compicated in Hawaii last April) says.
DENISE RICHARDS – AFTER
Just six weeks of training with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy helped the mom-of-two (Sam, 5, and Lola, 3, with ex Charlie Sheen) get her abs back. “That was the area I had a problem with after having two kids. Even more impressive? She went from a size 26 to 24-inch jeans while still eating pizza and ice cream.
MELISSA RYCROFT – BEFORE
A former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, Rycroft — famously dumped by Jason Mesnick on The Bachelor — says the skimpy costumes were a shock to her family. “My dad was like ‘What are you wearing?'” Rycroft explains.
MELISSA RYCROFT – AFTER
Joining the show one week prior to the premiere as a last-minute replacement for Nancy O’Dell, Rycroft, 26, says she has seen her body change as a result of up to 8-hours of dancing a day. “Since I’ve joined DWTS, I’ve noticed my muscles have gotten more tone,” she tells Us.
LIL’ KIM – BEFORE
The rapper flaunted a fuller figure in June 2008.
LIL’ KIM – AFTER
To prep for the show, the single 4-foot-11 star worked out with NYC trainer Jonas Serrano six days a week. Now, she tells Us of her bod, “I feel toned! My stomach is flatter.”
LACEY SCHWIMMER – BEFORE
When the size 2-4 dancer first joined the cast last August, she faced criticism over her shapely figure. “All females struggle with weight,” the pro (on Oct. 10) tells Us. “I will never have a model body type. I’m an athlete, and I’m happy with that.”
LACEY SCHWIMMER – AFTER
To shed 10 pounds, Schwimmer swapped fatty foods for grilled chicken, steamed veggies and fruit. Plus, “I cut out soda, and that drops the weight fast,” the 5-foot-2 star tells Us.
CHERYL BURKE – BEFORE
“I’ve never weighed myself,” Burke (in Malibu July 4) says.
CHERYL BURKE – AFTER
After struggling with her weight last season (she blamed weight gain on going off birth control pills), the 5-foot-4 pro, 24, dropped about 10 pounds by rehearsing eight hours, five days a week. “You can’t help but lose weight with that grueling schedule,” she tells Us.
KARINA SMIRNOFF – BEFORE
“I stay away from meat because I don’t digest it well,” the dancer — engaged to fellow pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy — tells Us.
KARINA SMIRNOFF – AFTER
The 5-foot-5, size-0 star loads up on egg whites, fish and salads to stay slim. She also follows a tip from Mom: “A tablespoon of olive oil on an empty stomach to help digestion,”Smirnoff, 31, says.
JULIANNE HOUGH – BEFORE
“Craft service is the first place I go after getting my scores,” Hough, 20, tells Us. “Sometimes I’ll be healthy…but other times, I’ll eat a whole cup of gummy worms!”
JULIANNE HOUGH – AFTER
In the off-season, Hough, who dates celeb partner Chuck Wicks, maintains a five-day-a-week workout but doesn’t obsess over her body. “When I consciously diet, I think I get fatter,” she says. “I prefer to enjoy life.”
HOLLY MADISON – BEFORE
One of Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriends, Madison signed onto DWTS after Jewel withdrew from the competition due to injury.
HOLLY MADISON – AFTER
After her run on the show, Madison says her stomach is flatter as a result. Now, instead of high-calorie alcoholic beverages, the single Madison tells Us she fills up on water. “I drank about five 16-ounce bottles at rehearsals,” she says.
SHAWN JOHNSON – BEFORE
She donned unforgiving leotards for the 2008 Olympics, but the 4-foot-10 gymnast had body hang-ups. “I have a thing about showing my stomach,” Johnson, 17, tells Us.
SHAWN JOHNSON – AFTER
After eight-hours-a-day dancing sessions, the single athlete was ready for a cutout, abs-revealing dress. “I felt amazing, like a princess,” says the size-2 gold medalist.