My favorite DWTS moment from last night was when I got to dance, of course! It’s crazy to think before tonight, I hadn’t danced on the show since last season. I cannot express enough how much of a thrill it was to be back on that stage! What an honor to be part of Allison and Riker’s dance, too. I am still overcome with the excitement and adrenaline that comes with sweeping across the ballroom floor. Also very moving was Len’s beautiful and touching performance. I didn’t expect to have such an emotional night. It truly was special.
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Hands down my favorite moment of the night was posing for pics with some of my favorite Disney characters! I finally got to hang with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy AND Donald. Disney night on Dancing With The Stars was especially magical, because it brought out the kid in all of us.
A little voice within me screamed, “It’s really them!” when they came out. I don’t think that ever goes away. I hope it never does!
Everyone did an amazing job last night. It must have been all that Disney magic in the air!
My favorite moment from filming last night’s Dancing With The Stars was when my mom came to the show! It’s awesome getting to see her watch the entire show from the corner of my eye (hey, I’ve got a job to do here!). No matter who is dancing — whether it’s Derek or someone she’s never met — if it’s a dance she likes she can’t contain herself. She jumps up out of her seat with excitement, beaming throughout the performance. I love it!
Whenever my mom is in town we try to pack in as much catch-up time as possible. She always says, “Hurry up and tell me everything!” I am elated that she’s staying with me for some much needed mommy/daughter time. I’m very grateful for my career, but sometimes it’s tough having to uphold an image of strength and certainty when you’re not feeling 100%. Like many of you, my many hats require me to make decisions that are overwhelming and make me feel weighed down.
How many of us have read something that made us feel badly about ourselves — whether it was a text, a not-so-nice email, or a rude comment on social media? Imagine that happening every single second, and it being posted publicly, for millions to see.
On last night’s Dancing With The Stars, we saw Charlotte McKinney run out of rehearsal in tears after she read some of the hurtful comments about her on social media. My heart went out to her because I know this feeling all too well. What a brave and awesome move it was for Charlotte to put that behind her and get back out there, right? Online bullying happens every day to everyday girls. Whether ten million people, ten people or just one person (you) reads it, it doesn’t matter. It all hurts the same. Tom Bergeron said last night that it doesn’t take any courage to sit behind the screen and say hurtful things. I absolutely agree! It takes courage to do as Charlotte did and keep on dancing, doing your thing.