Dancing with the Stars: Melissa Rycroft Starts Planning Her Wedding
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Melissa Rycroft may be a whiz when it comes to the dance floor but she's at a loss when it comes to planning her wedding to Tye Strickland. It's a good thing that her wedding plans are falling into place for the 26-year-old reality TV starlet, thanks to her fiancé's hands-on attitude. 

"Tye is planning more than I am," the former Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars contestant confessed to People Monday night at the Verizon Wireless Matt Leinart Foundation Celebrity Bowl at Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood.  "At this point, I'm probably the worst bride in the history of brides."

Still, Rycroft insists that she's not bridezilla.

"I'm the exact opposite [of a bridezilla]," said Rycroft, who finished third place on Dancing with the Stars last season. "I don't know if we'll get married ever by the way that I plan it!"

At present, Rycroft is thinking about one important part of the wedding: getting fit for her big day.  

"I've heard the stress alone of planning a wedding helps you get into shape for it, so we'll see if I need to stress myself out a little bit to lose that extra pound," said Rycroft, who got engaged June 26 after dating Strickland on and off for more than two years.

Though Rycroft was a contestant during the first season of the CMT reality TV series Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, she became famous as one of the participants of The Bachelor where love searcher Jason Mesnick proposed to her at the end of the 13th season. She then became the subject of controversy as she got dumped on national TV during the After the Final Rose special by Jason, who then rekindled his relationship with Bachelor runner-up Molly Malaney.

After The Bachelor, Rycroft continued to attract even more attention as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars where she was paired with professional dancer Tony Dovolani. She now serves as a special correspondent on Good Morning America.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: People
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