Lucy Hale Bravely Eats Grasshopper Tacos—and Actually Enjoys Them! (Video)

01/12/2016 at 02:48 PM ET

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Lucy Hale is one brave eater.

After revealing she was a fan of the Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, the actress took on a daring tasting during her appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael.

“I live for that show,” she said during Tuesday’s show. “I can watch it all day long.”

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But it wasn’t until the Pretty Little Liars star uttered the words “I will try anything once” that she was forced to prove just how much she loves it.

Zimmern—the celebrity chef who tests out unique foods around the world on his show—prepared a few delicacies for Hale to try live on air. Though she wouldn’t go near the ox tongue or cold jellyfish, Hale and host Kelly Ripa ate chocolate covered larvae and grasshopper tacos with grace.

And after initially promising not to join in on the fun, Michael Strahan went in for a bite of the grasshopper tacos, as well. All three taste testers even seemed to enjoy the insects—with Hale pointing out one flaw of the dish.

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“I feel like I have the legs in my teeth right now,” she said with a laugh.

Following her stint on the show, Hale took to Instagram to show off “the phases of trying something new,” which we’re deeming: caution, disgust, lingering disgust and acceptance.

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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