How you feel about Dance Moms diva Abby Lee Miller is likely directly related to how you feel about her frequently strident teaching methods, on full display in the Lifetime reality hit. Miller says that what viewers see on TV is often spillover exasperation from multiple requests made of her dancers off camera, and in an unrelated email to Channel Guide, she told us: “I’m not the bad guy — I’ve been teaching dance for 32 years. …If Chloe didn’t continually miss class and come late and leave early she would be an amazing dancer, or should I say the dancer I could create.”
Miller is now starring in Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, Tuesday nights at 9/8CT on Lifetime.
Biggest Bitch — Winner: Abby Lee Miller
Abby Lee Miller/Dance Moms 34%
Amber Portwood/Teen Mom 17%
Chelsea Handler/Chelsea Lately 16%
NeNe Leakes/Real Housewives of Atlanta 14%
Caroline Manzo/Real Housewives of New Jersey 11%
Tracy DiMarco/Jerseylicious 8%
Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.
Channel Guide Magazine, the only monthly print and online publication dedicated to making finding what to watch on TV fast and entertaining, published the ballot for its first-annual Viewer’s Voice Awards in August 2012. Fans across the country cast their votes for the best and worst in cable TV in a variety of unusual categories.
Abby Lee Miller photo: Credit: Scott Gries/Lifetime