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Roz the Diva is so much more than a tiny, unpleasant blip on national TV. But unfortunately, that's how we know her. 

On season 10 of "America's Got Talent," the plus-size pole dancer auditioned in front of Howard Stern (and millions of viewers). Stern dismissed her performance, saying she was too fat to pole dance. Little did he know: being rejected only motivated Roz more. She kept dancing and currently specializes in teaching other plus-size women to pole dance.

I met up with her at Brooklyn's Incredipole studio to watch her in action and learn a few moves for myself.  

A professional pole dancer, Roz was asked to audition for "America's Got Talent" by one of the show's producers.

photo: Revelist/ Brittany Fowler

Look a those moves! "America's Got Talent" judge Stern got it way wrong when he sent her packing.

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I learned first-hand just how wrong Stern was, and what an incredible workout pole dancing can be.

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Not gonna lie: I walked in thinking I was going to nail this.

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Clearly I underestimated the difficulty of even the simplest moves. Who knew kicking your legs side by side could be so hard?

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It's pretty hard to mess up JUST WALKING AROUND THE POLE.

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Yes, honey. Nailed it.

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After slipping and sliding down the pole, I gave the full routine a try.

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Pole dancing is no joke. I may need a few more sessions.

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Whether you get it on the first try or not, the confidence that you walk away with is awesome. Roz is the ultimate motivator.

photo: Revelist/ Brittany Fowler

Heres what I learned from this experience: You can't let ANYONE squash your dreams (even a big celebrity on a popular TV show). And you can't let your size stop you from being active, enjoying life, and trying new things.

Check out the full video here.