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‘Pretty Little Liars’ star opens up about her 32 kilo weight gain

“It was one of the hardest things I've ever been through.”

By: Katie Stow

Pretty Little Liars star, Sasha Pieterse, has opened up about her 32 kilo weight gain over the course of two years, after being the subject of online bullying and media speculation over her health.

The actress is currently starring on the U.S. version of Dancing with the Stars, and it was in her rehearsal video that she totally broke down over her weight gain. That week she was dancing to the uplifting self-love song "Most Girls" by Hailee Steinfeld, which seemed to be a bit of a trigger for her.

Sasha was struggling more so during this time because she had no idea about why she was gaining the weight, until she was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome — a hormone imbalance that around 10% of women have.

Since this discovery, she has been more open and vocal about her condition, and has encouraged individuals to love themselves, however hard that may be.

Even though Sasha is all about self-love, she was pretty stoked to reveal that she has already lost six kilos since starting Dancing with the Stars — which makes sense, because dance rehearsals 24/7 will be burning some serious calories!

She spoke out during the show footage to say, "It's not an easy road, but being able to focus on getting myself healthy again and the fact that I'm seeing results now and getting better is all I can ask for."

Even though we're loving this Sasha screen time, we are HELLA excited about her coming back as her infamous character Alison DiLaurentis for the PLL spin-off The Perfectionists!