'Dancing With the Stars'' Ricki Lake Lost '12 Inches in 3 Weeks'


"I'm hoping to pull a Kirstie Alley," she has said, referring to Alley's 100-pound weight loss.

Ricki Lake came in first place on Dancing With the Stars Monday night.

She's also winning the battle of the bulge.

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The former talk show host and actress announced that she's lost "12 inches in three weeks" off her frame.

Before the Sept. 19 premiere, she had already lost 8.5 inches thanks to the rigorous rehearsals, she told People.com.

"I'm hoping to pull a Kirstie Alley," said Lake, 42. Alley recently said she's dropped 100 pounds since appearing on the ABC series.

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"When I went in for a costume fitting, I've lost 8.5 inches. Three inches in my waist. Three in my hips. Over an inch in my thighs and another inch and a half on my arms. It's crazy," she added.

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Lake and partner Derek Hough scored 23 for their jive.

The full list of scores is below. Fan favorite Chaz Bono came in last.

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1.  Ricki Lake (jive) - 23

2.  J.R. Martinez (jive) - 22

    Kristin Cavallari (quickstep) - 22

3.  Elisabetta Canalis (quickstep) - 21

    Chynna Phillips (jive) - 21

    Rob Kardashian (jive) - 21

    Nancy Grace (quickstep) - 21

4.  Hope Solo (quickstep) - 19

5.  David Arquette (jive) - 18

    Carson Kressley (quickstep) - 18

6.  Chaz Bono (quickstep) - 17

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