Wednesday 1 April 2009

Catching again the DWTS bug

I am hooked again to Dancing With The Stars (DWTS), now on its 8th season - my favourite season thus far. Last season was a bit of a bore because since from first week it was clear that Brooke Burke would come out as the champion. This season on the other hand is more exciting with five couples emerging as contenders. The bar is set so high that the judges had to prematurely bring up not just one but six 10s during last night's show.

The frontrunners, in no particular order, are Ty Murray (Rodeo Champion and Jewel’s husband) and Chelsia Hightower, Shawn Johnson (Beijing Olympic Gold Medalist Gymnast) and Mark Ballas, Lil’ Kim (Grammy Award Winning Rapper) and Derek Hough, Gilles Marini (Actor) and Cheryl Burke, and Melissa Rycroft (the one who got jilted at the altar by The Bachelor) and Tony Dovolani.

Among them I am rooting for the Gilles and Cheryl team. Oh okay I admit since before watching the first show that I was already a bit biased towards Gilles because he is Samantha’s sexy naked neighbour in Sex and the City movie... hello! So imagine my glee when I saw that ooh la la he can shake those lovely buns and look hotter in sequins than showering naked with a garden hose (if that’s possible). I already raised my 10 paddle for him even before the judges gave their long overdue ones.

But Gilles is not the only reason, though he is enough reason, why I am cheering their tandem on. Cheryl Burke is of Filipino descent. I don’t know if half or less but she was awarded the Role Model Award at the 7th Annual Filipino/American Library Gala on 2007. Aside from winning accolades in ballroom dancing, she has proved that she is a superb dance coach. In fact she already won the DWTS mirror-ball trophy twice - first with Drew Lachey and second with Emmit Smith. It seems like with Gilles she will win it again this season. Wikipedia says she is currently dating Abercrombie & Fitch and Levi’s model Maxwell Zagorski...

Drool. Sigh. Swoon.

Now why hadn’t I thought of becoming a professional ballroom dancer?

He truly is the stuff of dreams...
Yeah I know. This blog should have been only about DWTS.


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Anonymous said...

That was fierce indeed! Hot! Thanks for the nice-to-know facts about these two. I don't watch Dancing with the stars but any some-percent Filipino who make it good anywhere in the country gets my admiration. with Yummy BF to booth! :)