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1.Why do you want to be on Dancing with the Stars?
Several reasons. First, I want to put the moves my mother taught to the test! Additionally, the platform DWTS gives me is unbelievable, and I'm hoping to be a source of inspiration to other vets, people with disfigurements, and other viewers and to share that life is/can be precious; positivity is powerful. Lastly, I'm looking forward to proving to myself that I am absolutely capable of fulfilling the physical demands the show requires and to cherishing the journey while working towards the mirror ball.
2. Which dance style do you think is most "you"?
I enjoy dancing to hip hop; however, my mother started teaching me how to dance when I was a child to Spanish music. Therefore, I believe Latin styles will be something I excel at.
3. What do you think is your biggest handicap to overcome if you're going to win?
4. Do you have a "Dancing" hero (for example a pro dancer or other Dancing star?) / Are any former DWTS stars an inspiration to you?
Like millions around the world, I grew up witnessing the amazing moves of the late Michael Jackson. As a child, I loved the Dallas Cowboys, so Emmitt Smith is my inspiration, and the fact that he won is awesome too. I enjoyed watching Kelly Osbourne's amazing journey, her growth, and her touching accomplishments. Also, I must say that three of my co-stars who are former DWTS stars are inspiring as well: Cameron Mathison, Susan Lucci, and Aiden Turner.
5. Is there a particular dance/dance style that you most fear?
WALTZ. Need I say more...
And…..what town would you classify as your "hometown"?
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