Victoria Arlen of 'Dancing With the Stars' on overcoming adversity in the ballroom

Victoria Arlen opens up about coming back from serious health struggles and how that will factor in when competing on the show.
3:33 | 09/21/17

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Transcript for Victoria Arlen of 'Dancing With the Stars' on overcoming adversity in the ballroom
The facts that are DNC. I'm DNC. Period. And two years ago I couldn't lock. So I think that's. Shocker here and then that the fact that a Mossad dancing while still not fill in blanks I think that. I don't think about I mean I'm intelligence I don't think about. Who's watching I don't I'm not nearly scared and I think obviously this is definitely out of my comfort zone and he gets the fact that I'm dancing Keary. Eight and I upright doing it is like is like this. Is it that aren't. Real silly Agilent and I got sick and I developed using credit and odds are conditions. Quickly last ability to eat speak move in function and was treaty might not a lot skies. Had a pretty bad ass and Lee that. Refuse to give up on me. Four Ayers players started to slowly. Into dozens and make it back at the world the frustrating part is there are moments are really wanted to scream I want to defend myself I want it is. You know tell people as a pain tell people what I was checking out wages than more frustrating part this one time particular. My mom has just by you by south Whitney and she's reading. And this stock just locked and basically told her that this is that as an diocese except day there's nothing more dine. And economic never really tried and Fran me and I don't think she realized that I. Was paying attention and and she just started sobbing he felt he's become so far and she taking such good care I mean it's just be told and it's gags. As doctor Lee walking and lock out. And ever seen her cry and remember at that moment been so Francis X island US army you and he Arum okay am not going anywhere I'm gonna fight to doesn't necessary to act the world that I had been out of it for four years so now. I went from eleven to fifteen relatively. Allot changes and that time the world changes poised on activities Facebook's at thing. IPhone there are things so I think it was a culture shock in itself but an office. I want it to just get back to catch up its that was not an easy. He wrote frustrating really took me about ten years and every thing. I am Regis you know locking with that final piece of the puzzle so it was a decade line. Fighting back taking back what was going for me Alan aggregate system. Where they out any Larry Lockwood. And years to armed aunts and locking like right last our last line into the right let Tarrant point. A million other things in my leg like. And I don't know what Chris. So it's interesting but I mean with anything aegis unique art NIA. Can sit around that he initially I was of culture shock that. Did he kept my life and that's very challenging he bought Nancy carries challenging but and we don't know where your feet army you're trying to focus on everything counts. It's challenging my story is nice story but it's not. It's not why and why I'm here I mean it's it's a part of me but I'm also here to dance and to compete and sell it it's kind of altogether but I'm not looking for percent this year for you know people to go easy on me and I'm a competitor and and and it like everyone else and braided and.

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