Gladys Knight lost 60 pounds with 'Dancing With The Stars'
Gladys Knight might have lost the 'Dancing With The Stars' Mirror ball trophy, but she also lost 60 pounds on the series.
The R&B legend told People magazine that she lost the weight thanks to her dancing and Freshology's Getslim with the Stars program.
"You've got to eat healthy and you've got to put a little movement into it," Knight said. "[Tristan] helped [by] wearing me out."
Knight's Rumba with partner Tristan MacManus got the lowest score on Monday night with 21 points. Knight was also the first contestant to go down in the four-minute "Motown Marathon."
It was revealed on Tuesday that Knight and MacManus were in jeopardy alongside Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan. In the second "Dance Duel" of the series, Knight and Fegan faced off by dancing the Jive with their partners side by side. Although she managed to get judge Carrie Ann Inaba's vote, judges Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman cast their saving votes for Fegan instead.
Knight ended the episode with a smile and a group hug from her cast members. The singer shared with OnTheRedCarpet.com on April 24 what she took away from her experience on "Dancing With The Stars."
"I got a chance to experience the dance world. You know, the competition of it and that kind of stuff," Knight said after the results show. "I don't have as much of that in my personal environment because I control that."The 67-year-old also shared what she'll miss the most about her time on "Dancing With The Stars." "In giving this up there's a lot I'm going to miss but I'll miss Tristan the most," she said.
Knight rose to fame during the 1960s with her group Gladys Knight & The Pips, who recorded under the Motown and Buddah Records labels. The group was known for hits like "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)." Gladys Knight & the Pips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
The remaining stars will return on Monday, April 30 for "Classical Night."