Abby Lee Miller was sentenced to one-year and one-day in prison after pleading guilty to her fraud and money laundering cases. As the “Dance Moms” star has been living an elite lifestyle for quite a long time, she needed to adjust her way of living because the clink is definitely hugely different from places that she was used to.

Although she is famously known for being a tough mentor to her Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC) Elite Competition Team, the 50-year-old dance instructor and choreographer showed her weak side before checking into FCC Victorville prison last week to start her 366-day jail time.

'Dance Moms' mentor needs to take her own advice and save her tears for the pillow

Abby Lee Miller was such a strict mentor that she would normally make her students cry. But instead of giving them pieces of advice to make them feel better, the “Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition" star would tell the young dancers to save their tears for the pillow. However, it seems that the TV personality should take her own advice as she can’t seem to stop her emotions and tears since learning of her fate.

The “Dance Moms” star previously shared her fear about serving her time. Miller admitted that the thought of being abused in jail was too much for her to handle so she needed to do something to make things a little bit easier for her.

“I’m afraid of being physically abused or raped,” the ALDC teacher told People back in April. “I have to stay busy. If I thought about it every day, I’d just sit around and cry.”

Abby Lee Miller prides herself on her creativity that led her to nab multiple top prizes in the dance world. Now, the star is using this exact skill to help her get through her lowest point so far.

ALDC teacher decides to stay positive

Maddie Ziegler’s former mentor previously revealed the things that she would do to cope with her upcoming jail time. The “Abby's Studio Rescue” star shared that she will make sure that her one-year and one-day sentence will benefit her.

Abby Lee Miller decided to use her long stay in prison to read more, learn Spanish, and even write a book inside the clink.

The “Dance Moms” mentor also said that she will just pretend that she’s “shooting a movie” to make the situation bearable for her.

“Let’s just pretend that I’m shooting a movie, and we’re on set, and I’m there for 10 months and that’s the way it’s gonna be,” she told Good Morning America at the time when discussing her sentence.