Is "Dancing With the Stars" pro Lacey Schwimmer too fat to dance? That's the debate swirling around the dancer, who's been criticized lately for being too heavy to tango. She's partnered on the current season with Chaz Bono, who's been disparaged himself for being the show's first transgender competitor.
While Schwimmer appears to be heavier than the other rail-thin dancers on the show, we'd hardly call her fat. Apparently she's OK with her size, having allegedly told In Touch, "I have boobs, I have a huge butt and I have a lot of muscle. "I like having curves--I'm proud of them!"
In 2009 Schwimmer revealed to "Access Hollywood" that she battled anorexia as a teen. "I was really, really scary thin," she told the show, and described her rigorous training schedule. When she joined the show at age 19 the eating disorder and dieting came back, but she has since said she feels comfortable in her own skin.
She's not the only personality in the spotlight for weight. issues New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been attacked for his corpulence amid speculation that he'll run for president (he announced Tuesday that he's not seeking the office). The criticism of Christie was becoming so heated that the Obesity Society came to his defense, issuing a statement htat said body weight should not be linked to "character, credentials, talents, leadership, or contributions to society," and that we shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Slim people can be unhealthy.