USMagazine, Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 7:29am (PDT)
Chaz Bono won over the critics on Monday night's Dancing With the Stars and as the LGBT activist tells Us Weekly, he's on his way to winning the battle of the bulge.
"I have definitely noticed a change [in my body]," Bono, 42, told Us backstage at Monday's show. "I'm down 10 lbs. on the scale and I put on some muscle so that makes it easier to dance. I'm feeling great."
"I did the best I could. I wanted to have fun and be entertaining and I think I achieved that," Bono -- who earned a respectable 17 out of 30 points -- told I have been working hard! I'm proud of myself."
And so were the DWTS judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli! "You really came out with the right attitude, [and] you came out to enjoy yourself," Goodman told Bono, dubbing the celeb "Razzmatazz Chaz."