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Christi Lukasiak steps Behind The Rope. First off, Christi fills us in on all that she has been up to see we last saw her on our TV screens on Dance Moms. David and Christi bond at how busy they have been in quarantine. Who knew. Ok let's start at the beginning. Christi lets us know that yes, she got Chloe into dance at age 2. She just called the local dance studio, spoke to a woman, yes it was Abby Lee Miller, and said, "hey, I have someone to enroll." Chloe took to it right away, it was truly organic and the rest is history. Christi gives us the behind the scenes of what the dance studio was really like before the origins of Dance Moms. We talk about why the term "stage mom" has such negative connotations and the perceived notions of that phrase versus the reality of the term. Christi opens up about the difficulties of balancing being an actual mom versus running your child's career, and how those goals often do not meet. Christi explains how her and Chloe were originally cast, how competitive it was to get cast, how she “knew” her and Chloe were gonna get the job and how she kinda just felt this show may be a huge hit. Umm, yea that is an understatement. She explains how it was to go from “regular dance class to dance class with cameras. We discuss how she felt when she first saw the show and the differences between how she was edited and what she remembered during filming. She remembers how it felt the first time she came to NYC and saw her and Chloe plastered on a Billboard in Times Square, where the girls were mobbed on the streets and everyone wanted their picture. Chloe is in college now, doing well and Christi lets us know what Chloe is up to. We also talk about those famous Dance Mom’s fans that Christi and Chloe have met throughout the years, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Gigi Hadid, Jennifer Lawrence, Kristin Chenoweth and Millie Bobby Brown. On a more serious note, we talk about her decision to leave the show, how and why, how the show "changed" the entire cast - for better or worse, the positives and negatives of fame, and her decision to return. Finally we get into the business that Christi birthed in quarantine, Adulting 101. Everyone sign up now!
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