'Dancing With the Stars' Cast 2015: Rumer Willis Admits Bullying Online Hasn't Stopped Even After Winning


While Rumer Willis is riding high after winning ABC's Dancing With the Stars this spring, she still frequently gets bullied online.

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Willis won Dancing With the Stars with her pro dancing partner Val Chmerkovskiy and gained a new level of self-confidence, but it wasn't all praise during her three-month journey.

"Just because I was celebrated on Dancing With the Stars doesn't mean the bullying has stopped," Willis told Glamour recently. "After the show started, I had to block almost 10 people every day on social media because they wouldn't leave me alone."

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Through the experience of Dancing With the Stars, though, she has learned to block out those negative opinions and just focus on the positive.

"When it happens now, I remind myself that focusing on people's negative opinions will only make me feel like crap," she said. "If I start to get discouraged, I take a step back and go, 'All right, I don't feel great today, but what can I do to shift how I'm thinking?' It's difficult, but the moment you stop saying, 'I'm really fat,' or 'I'm ugly,' and just say, 'Wow, I have this,' then you'll see a change."

She also admitted that "fear" was what prevented her from taking a few risks in her career, though ultimately she's learned that taking that leap and having confidence is "more beautiful than if you were skinny or had the perfect face."

Next up, Willis intends on touring with the pros of Dancing With the Stars in their upcoming Perfect 10 tour. They will be touring all around the country from June-August.

Dancing With the Stars returns for another season on Monday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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