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ABC introduces slim fast challenge on 'Dancing With the Stars'

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MUMBAI: US broadcaster ABC will pep up its reality show Dancing With The Stars next week by training a working mother in the intricacies of dancing.

The episode will be called Dancing with the Stars the Results Show. It will follow a working mom as she lives out her ballroom dancing fantasies with hopes of improving her physical wellbeing, in the first-ever Slim-Fast Dance Challenge. Tysonia Sichinga from California was chosen from among thousands of women who answered the casting call to participate.

Under the tutelage of ballroom dancer, instructor and choreographer Christian Perry, Tysonias' progress will be featured on Wednesday on Dancing with the Stars the Results Show. Viewers will see her transforming as she chases her dreams and tackles the challenges of balancing a demanding training schedule, work and caring for her family.

Sichinga. says, "I never thought I would be the one chosen. This is an amazing opportunity and I am looking forward to training, getting in shape and being on Dancing with the Stars. I am so thankful that I have the support of my family and friends as I take on this challenge."

Dancing with the Stars executive producer Conrad Green says, "When we met Tysonia, we knew almost instantly that she would be the one. She has a wonderful openness and warmth about her which is very endearing, and its terrific to be able to make this happen for her. We were always looking for new ways to engage the audience, and her participation adds a terrific human element to the show. We hope that her journey will reflect the life-changing experience many of our viewers have had as they have taken up dancing after watching the show."

Inspired by her love for the series and the physical transformation Tysonia auditioned for a chance to experience what its like to train like a pro and appear on television. As she embarks on this once in a lifetime opportunity, she will have the support of her husband, Robert, and teenaged daughters, Seko and Tyana.

The hardworking and dedicated administrative assistant hopes to develop enough savvy ballroom dancing skills to impress her loving husband, family and friends. More importantly, her goal is to feel healthy, confident and comfortable in her own skin.

As sponsor of the segment, Slim-Fast is making available to Tysonia Slim-Fast products and the support of a certified nutritionist/registered dietitian. Slim-Fast offers all consumers information and nutritional support at www.slimfast.com.

In India the local version of Dancing With The Stars airs on Sony.

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