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'Dancing With the Stars' Finalist Ricki Lake Tells Us 25 Things We Don't Know About Her

by AOL TV Staff, posted Nov 22nd 2011 7:30PM
Ricki LakeWe've loved watching Ricki Lake charm American audiences once again on this season of 'Dancing With the Stars,' and can you believe her transformation? Amazing.

She's lost more than 20 pounds since the season began, but what don't we know about the 'Dancing' finalist?

Ricki Lake shared "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" in this week's Us Weekly, and we've got the list right here, including her drink of choice, the famous couple she bought her house from, the TV character name she went by as a kid and the one thing we'll never see her do.

Keep reading for the full list ...

1. I know almost every Broadway show tune.
2. As a teenager, I performed in cabaret clubs across NYC.
3. As a kid, I went by "Laura Ingalls." I love 'Little House on the Prairie'!
4. I am a certified scuba diver.
5. I am a huge poker fan -- and a really good player.
6. I bought my house from Courteney Cox and David Arquette. She has great taste!
7. I gave birth to my younger son, Owen, in my NYC apartment bathtub in 2001.
8. My sons, Milo, 14, and Owen, 10, are amazing musicians who have performed in many popular LA venues.
9. I love modern art and have a growing collection.
10. I hate olives and avocados.
11. I love hummingbirds.
12. I can beat just about anyone at Scrabble and Words With Friends.
13. My fiancé [Christian Evans] has designed a number of jewelry pieces that have been worn by celebrities in films and TV shows.
14. I love karaoke.
15. I'm a tequila girl!
16. I once walked 60 miles to raise money to fight breast cancer.
17. The nanny who helped raise my children, Marie Da Silva, was a CNN Hero finalist -- and I continue to help her raise money for AIDS orphans in Malawi.
18. I love a good sale!
19. My father was once on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.' He didn't even use me as his lifeline!
20. I'm an aggressive, New York-style driver.
21. I lost more than 20 pounds on 'Dancing With the Stars'!
22. Over the past 25 years, I have been both a size 24 and a size 4.
23. I found out five years ago that I am extremely allergic to shellfish.
24. I love Legos.
25. I hate the feeling of falling -- I'll never jump from a plane -- but I love a good roller coaster. Go figure!

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I think all 3 of the dancers were excellent. I was pulling for Ricki, but I'm happy with R.J. winning.

November 22 2011 at 11:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Justin Holt

Here she reveals her secrets. Nice sharing. Thanks.......


November 22 2011 at 10:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

if JR doesnt win i will never watch the show again!!!

November 22 2011 at 9:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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