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She may have placed third in Dancing With the Stars, but talk show host Ricki Lake is still a winner. After the competition ended, she talked to reporters about her confidence level and dropping two jean sizes during the season!
Comparing her confidence level last night to week one, she told reporters, "Oh my God, it's night and day! I absolutely feel like I have learned these dances to the point where I can make it look really good, especially having him on my arms."
Dance partner Derek Hough chimed in, "I said it before but you're only as good as your last dance. She was perfect tonight so for me, the whole season was so successful, so fantastic. To say that she was the most successful perosn on thsi show this whole season, even though she didn't win, every single show was the best. I'm so proud."
While Ricki preps for her wedding day and plans to learn the salsa with her fiance at dance classes, she also has shopping on the brain.
"I need to go shopping for new clothes because my jeans, when I was packing for New York, I don't have a pair of jeans that fit me. They all fall off without me buttoning them. They're a size six so I have to go shopping. Friday we're going shopping, my sweetie and I."
Considering she hasn't gone shopping in four months and is now two sizes down, she quipped, "Let me just say, the Derek Hough diet is awesome and all the rage!"
Reporting by Gena Oppenheim