He was the show’s oldest contestant and his partner was battling cancer, but a Las Vegas wardrobe designer used that as motivation on his way to winning season one of ‘Dance Your Ass Off.’
“As the oldest contestant, I felt Dance Your Ass Off would be a once-in-a-lifetime chance for me,” Ruben said. “Being on the show enabled me to step out of my life for a few weeks and completely focus on me. I love to dance and if I could lose some weight by doing it, hooray!”
For the 75-minute finale, all the contestants returned and learned they had lost a combined total of nearly 350 pounds.
Ruben and the others will return for an encore special ‘Dance Your Ass Off’ reunion September 7 at 10 pm on Oxygen.