All weekend long we prayed to the Bravo gods that the rumors of NeNe Leakes joining the Dancing With the Stars cast would come true — and it really worked! The Real Housewives of Atlanta standout is officially one of the 12 competitors in the running for the fabulous mirror ball trophy! And while we know what we’re going to be getting out of her time on the show — lots of sass and shade, of course — what does NeNe hope to get out of it?

Like many a DWTS contestant before her, the OG Atlanta gal is looking to drop some L-B’s during the ballroom dance competition — 20 pounds, to be exact! NeNe took to Twitter today to celebrate her new primetime coup, and to make her goals known:

“Do u think @TonyDovolani will make me lose 20lbs? That's my goal, gonna be a stick when this is over,” she tweets.

We applaud your ambition, girl, but don’t go trying to be a “stick” — we (and all of the RHoA fans) have always loved you just the way you are! Nothing wrong with getting a little healthier, but try to keep some of those real-girl curves, won’t ya? Gregg would probably second our opinion!

The good news for NeNe is that it’s a pretty common occurrence for DWTS to shed significant weight while on the challenging ABC show, with stars like Kelly Osbourne and Jennie Garth crediting the grueling dance practices for their trim figures. We just hope she’s ready for the grind that Tony’s about to put her through. You’ve got this, NeNe!

What do you think of NeNe’s DWTS weight loss goal? Tell us in the comments below!


Credit: NDN Photo: NeNe Leakes Says She Wants to Lose 20 Pounds (VIDEO)
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