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Oti Mabuse: I cried during Strictly dress fitting

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Oti Mabuse "cried" at her first dress fitting for 'Strictly Come Dancing' due to body insecurities.

The 28-year-old professional dancer will open up about issues with her 28GG bust line during an appearance on Thursday's (20.06.19) episode of 'Lorraine', and the star admitted she felt ashamed of her figure when she compared herself to the other girls on the BBC One Latin and ballroom competition.

She said: "My body lessons start with these boobs. I am a 28GG.

"All my family has always had big boobs. I was hitting puberty way before other girls were. As a 12 year-old girl going in and saying 'I'm looking for a B cup', that kind of sounds unrealistic.

"'Strictly' opened a lot of doors to me. I remember fitting my first bra and I was crying. I was like, 'This looks so bad and I look so massive compared to the other girls.'

"Nobody picked on me for it and no one discriminated against me for it and nobody said anything in a negative way and I think that helped me and my self esteem and my nerves about being out in a bra with sequins on."

Oti felt lucky her mother experienced the same issue as a young girl and taught her how to "deal" with her insecurities.

She added: "I'm lucky that my mum has the same issue and she was able to teach me how to deal with it.

"As a young girl I was always wearing jersies over it."

The 'Greatest Dancer' dance captain now "celebrates" her body and believes everyone should "embraced and celebrate" the way they look.

She said: "Most shops cater for everyday women but in my case I don't have an everyday body.

"We all come in different shapes and sizes and I think it's really important we all embrace and celebrate the skin that we're in. It is you after all and I think that's really special."

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