Plus-Size Pole Dancer Shows Simon Cowell How It's Done (VIDEO)

06/05/2014 01:39 pm ET | Updated Aug 06, 2014
  • Ron Dicker General Assignment Reporter, The Huffington Post

Emma Haslam totally brought down the house on "Britain's Got Talent."

The 27-year-old mom, who reportedly wears a size 18, recently appeared on the show to perform a pole-dancing routine. In the video above, you can sense the reticence of the judges, including Simon Cowell, before the performance. But as Haslam's confidence and skills emerge, their faces light up.

Afterward, she is congratulated for inspiring positive body image among girls.

Haslam, who teaches pole dancing, said she wanted to promote pole fitness for women of all sizes. "I just hope people will see that I’m good at what I do," she explained.

Given the millions of visits to the YouTube video since it was posted May 17, it's likely Haslam will win over more converts than she probably could have imagined.

Haslam advanced to the semifinals of the show and caught the attention of Yours Clothing, which hired her to model its plus-size fashions, the Daily Mail reported.

We can't wait to see what she does next.

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