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    Villain of the Year: Abby Lee Miller
    "Dance Moms's" Abby Lee Miller
    Abby Lee Miller
    Villain of the Year

    This story first appeared in the April 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

    "Save your tears for your pillow!" dance instructor Miller shouted at then-7-year-old Kendall Vertes during the first season of Lifetime's Dance Moms. The show, which follows five mothers whose daughters train at Miller's Pittsburgh dance studio, returned in January for its third season with more than 2.8 million viewers -- who can't get enough of the choreographer's controversial (and effective!) motivational sound bite

    "You were a day late and a dollar short."

    "If your mother is out of control, you don't [get to] dance."

    "Let's just see if she can keep that mouth shut."

    "I'm really dismissing her from class so she can go find her brain."

    "I didn't humiliate her. She humiliated herself."

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    "Chloe is suspended. Her behavior was deplorable. She was an embarrassment."

    "Those lips she keeps getting pumped up so she can kiss my butt with them."

    "She is the laziest slug of a kid that I've ever worked with in my life."

    "They need to lose. They need to get knocked down a peg or two."

    "Get out. I don't want to see you."

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