Whitney Thore is not one to back down from a challenge!
During last week’s episode of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, the body positivity activist was thrown off after a rival dance school challenged her to a dance-off. But Whitney — who is confident in her skills and her girls — accepts and her Big Girl Dance Class goes head to head with the Trophy Wives Fitness Class!
In a clip from this week’s episode provided exclusively to Life & Style, the drama starts when the Jiya and her Trophy Wives dancers rudely disrupt Whitney’s instruction by giggling. The 32-year-old responds to them by inviting them to leave her class.
“We totally let these four girls come into Big Girl Dance Class — our sacred space — and disrupt and disturb what we do here, and now I’m getting pissed,” Whitney reveals in her confessional.
The negative energy escalates when Whitney announced the “Big Girl Circle,” where her students stand around the studio and take turns showing off their moves in the middle of the circle. Jiya and her girls show off their skills by twerking and tagging each other in, which intimidates some of Whitney’s students.
That’s when she decided to jump in and show them what she’s got — but it didn’t stop Jiya and her girls from throwing shade. They criticized Whitney’s class for being so easy that they didn't even break a sweat.
“I was expecting a full workout, but as you can see — we’re still pretty!” Jiya said.
Be sure to catch the upcoming episode of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on TLC, and scroll through the gallery below to see some of Whitney’s best Instagram selfies!