Asia Monet Ray was on the considerably infamous Lifetime actuality show “Dance Moms” from 2012-2014. The younger dancers on the show skilled below the instruction of Abby Lee Miller, recognized for being brutally trustworthy along with her college students.
In 2020, a few of Ray’s fellow “Dance Moms” alums took to TikTok to joke about their traumatic experiences on the show. There’s a TikTok pattern “suppose you possibly can harm my emotions?” the place customers of the app share one thing they have been by that proves they’re now invincible, set to the tune “Bulletproof” by La Roux.
Jojo Siwa, Kenzie Zeigler, and Chloe Lukasiak all participated within the pattern, writing “you suppose you possibly can harm my emotions? I used to be on Dance Moms.” Lukasiak wrote within the caption, “My expertise was so traumatizing I do not bear in mind these 4 years.” Nia Soux took the pattern a step additional by writing, “I used to be the one black lady on Dance Moms.” Soux referred to as “Dance Moms” coach Miller out for racist remarks in 2020.
But in a current interview with E News, Ray dished on her expertise with the show and the way it differed from that of her friends.
How Real Was ‘Dance Moms’?
Ray advised E News that in fact, not every part seen on “Dance Moms” was fully natural.
“Certain issues that have been on the show have been clearly inventive enhancing of simply guaranteeing items splice collectively. We needed to put on the identical garments for like every week. So sure issues may very well be taken out of context,” Ray advised the outlet.
But Miller’s barely savage teaching fashion? Ray says that was the actual deal, even when the cameras weren’t rolling. “Out of every part, that was the one factor that by no means modified,” stated Ray. “She stated what she stated.”
Yet, Ray says her expertise on the show was a constructive one. “I genuinely had an ideal expertise on it. There was nothing that I might change on my expertise in any way. I discovered so much, I met lots of people I’m nonetheless mates with and fairly shut with as we speak and we have now a lot love for one another,” the dancer and actor advised E News.
Ray Was Recruited for a Show With Miller at Just 6 Years Old
Ray advised E News about her expertise being recruited for “Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition.”
“Lifetime reached out. And they’re like, ‘Look, we have now this new show…We’d like to have her on it. We simply need to make certain she’s 9 years of age,” stated Ray. She defined that regardless that she was solely six on the time, Lifetime needed to make it work. “I had to enter a full psych analysis to ensure that I used to be mentally ready,” Ray revealed.
Ray would then go on to do “Dance Moms” as a second-grader. By that point in her life, she was used to harsh criticism from dance academics, gymnastics coaches, and ice skating instructors. She advised E News that she wasn’t afraid of something Miller may throw at her.
“Like, ‘What, are my toes sickled? My knees bent? Tell me how it’s and I’m going to be fantastic with that.’ There was nothing that I used to be like, ‘Oh, I’m going to cry about it,” Ray stated.
Ray Says There is ‘Nothing But Support and Love’ Between the ‘Dance Mom’ Alums
As for the opposite ladies who have been on the show along with her, Ray says she is on good phrases with all of them.
“I’ve nothing however respect for the women that have been on the show. I’m nonetheless fairly shut with nearly all of them. We all attempt to communicate. I do know folks suppose that there is points with us or we’re preventing someway, there’s none of that,” Ray advised E News.