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Sasha Pieterse Bravely Explains Her 70 Pound Weight Gain

Sasha Pieterse Bravely Explains Her 70 Pound Weight Gain

Sasha Pieterse bravely opened up about her weight gain over the years during the latest episode of Dancing With the Stars.

The 21-year-old Pretty Little Liars actress says she gained 70 pounds in the last two years due to a medical condition, but she has already lost 15 pounds since being on the show.

“I love this song because it really resonates with me about what I’ve been through and what I’m still going through,” Sasha said about dancing to Hailee Steinfeld‘s “Most Girls” on Tuesday (September 26).

“I gained 70-ish pounds over two years,” she added. “It was really, really hurtful the way people reacted. People were saying stuff like, ‘she’s pregnant, you’re fat.’ They were angry, they were mad that I look like this.”

“[It was] one of the hardest things I’ve ever been through. I had no idea what was going on and I didn’t have any way of solving it,” Sasha said. “Very recently I was diagnosed with PCOS, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a hormone imbalance. Finally, I knew why this was happening to me.”

“Now, I’m seeing results,” Sasha said about being on DWTS. “I think most importantly, I’m feeling like me again. Being on the show, I’ve lost over 15 pounds.”

See photos from Sasha’s run on Dancing With the Stars in the gallery…

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Photos: ABC
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  • HG

    Good for her for staying strong. I can’t imagine how hard it must be for a 21 year old to not only deal with self-esteem issues involved with weight gain, but also having to deal with it in the spotlight.

  • ✮ 𝒜𝓋𝒶 ✮

    If she’s lost 15 pounds since being on the show, it kinds proves that PCOS had nothing to do with her weight gain to begin with. I have pcos and I don’t overeat – meaning I haven’t gained a pound.

  • starchy

    That doesn’t mean other sufferers don’t gain weight. Many people with PCOS gain weight. She happened to. Having a condition makes it easier to gain weight. Doesn’t mean you always do.

  • Shelby Nicole Hild

    She is probably doing more than just dancing with the Stars, like taking a medication or something else. I also have PCOS and despite having a very active and healthy lifestyle, I couldn’t keep my weight down. After trying a couple different medications (and a few doctor suggested home remedies) I was finally able to start losing weight. And if I stop taking it for extended periods of time, I notice weight gain again.

  • Max

    Always loved her, no matter what size she is, she really seems to be a nice person and that’s what matters!!

  • SquidBillie

    Whitney from My Big Fat Beautiful Life should consider going on the show, since she loves to dance.

  • Terry Smith

    Who cares? Why do you feel the need to be mean. There may be circumstances the rest of us are not aware of.

  • rosaryblue

    PCOS hits everyone differently and inexplicable weight gain is one of the most common symptoms. Don’t beat other people down bc they experienced it differently from you. Just be glad that you escaped that particular symptom….