Gladys Knight may have been eliminated from the hit dance competition “Dancing With the Stars” this week, but the Empress of Soul has walked away with a prize all her own — a healthier, slimmer figure.

In a recent interview with E! News, Knight revealed that during her month-and-a-half stint on “DWTS,” she shed an incredible 60 pounds.

“I feel amazing … Coming to ‘DWTS’ kept me where I should be, so I can be a healthy weight-loss person,” Knight said. The Empress of Soul told PEOPLE that she credits her weight loss to her dance partner, Tristan MacManus“[Tristan] helped [by] wearing me out,” she explained. “You’ve got to eat healthy and you’ve got to put a little movement into it.”


Congratulations are definitely in order for Knight on her new, healthy weight. But she’s not the only star who benefited from “DWTS.” Check “DWTS” celebs who shed substantial pounds