•  photo | Kirstie Alley, Ricki Lake

Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC; Brian Doben

Published: Friday September 23, 2011 06:00 AM EDT


"I'm hoping to pull a Kirstie Alley."
Dancing with the Stars contestant Ricki Lake, on using Alley's 100 lb. weight loss last season as her inspiration, to PEOPLE

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