Amber Riley isn’t about to let negative comments keep her from dancing her way to victory. The Dancing With the Stars contestant and Glee star tells In Touch, “There were a couple [comments], like, ‘She danced well — for her size.’ I don’t want people to think that! I just want to dance well.”
Amber’s had high-scoring performances in recent weeks and credits her Glee cast mates for providing plenty of support along the way. Her co-stars “call and text me,” she tells the mag, adding, “It’s so encouraging when they’re like, ‘Those scores were BS!’”
She also raves about her DWTS partner, Derek Hough, saying, “Derek gives me a lot of confidence!” Although she loves working with her partner, she did threaten to give him the boot if she loses her curves! “I keep telling Derek, ‘If I lose my butt and my hips, you’re outta here!’”
The starlet also reveals her self-confidence philosophy in the latest issue, sharing, “You go through your insecurities when you’re younger. But the older I got, I just started to like who I was. People should just love themselves. 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.... We deserve it.”
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