Bristol Palin Slims Down for DWTS All-Star Season

Posted Tuesday September 25, 2012 5:20 PM GMT

After failing to dance her way into the finals during her original season, Bristol Palin has shed pounds to show "Dancing with the Stars" competitors that she's the one to beat.

Last night, the daughter of former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin graced the stage once again on the season premiere of the DWTS all-star season while her parents and 3-year-old son Tripp cheered her on.

After surprisingly gaining weight during her first season, the 21-year-old mom has felt the sting of disapproval. She revealed to People her hopes for this season, " My goal [is] not to gain any weight...It's hurtful for any girl when someone's criticizing their weight on a national level."

The slimmed-down celeb was confident in her body backstage last night when she admitted her secrets to success to Us Weekly, "I'm just more active and I cut all the c**p out of my diet! It's that simple...And my kid's a lot more rowdy, a lot more active. I'm running after him a lot! He's huge! He thinks he's a teenager already."

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