Cheryl Burke Embraces Her Body

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You don't need to be a size zero to be beautiful.

Cheryl Burke is making headlines for more than her Cha Cha with partner Maurice Greene.

The Dancing with the Stars professional says criticism of her body is both undeserved and dangerous; it sends a bad message to women.

In the following video, shots of Burke and Greene in training are interspersed with Cheryl's take on body image and the unfortunate role the media sometimes plays on this crucial issue:

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