Now that Bachelor Ben proposed to Courtney, it’s time for a new crop of characters to fuel the water cooler talk. Tonight, you’ll see FITNESS cover model Maria Menounos, The View co-host Sherri Shepherd and former “Steve Urkel” Jaleel White, among others, showing off their moves for the premiere of season 14 of Dancing With the Stars.
We caught up with one of the show’s pros, Chelsie Hightower, while she was promoting a Greek Island vacation sweepstakes with Old London to have her handicap the season and fill us in about which dance move we need to be doing to be beach-ready stat!
How are things going so far with your new partner, Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan?
He has a great attitude and our training is going very well. He really wants to have fun and I think that’s the most important thing.
Viewers have questioned whether this season’s cast has the star power to draw ratings, as compared to past seasons. How would you respond?
I actually thought the same thing until I met the cast. There are so many great personalities and the dance skill level is high. Great characters, dancers and storylines behind the pairings are what really shape a season, and I think this cast has all of that.
When we interviewed you for FITNESS previously, you mentioned that your dream partner would be Justin Timberlake. How about if you were the celebrity and could pick your pro partner?
Justin Timberlake would be pretty fantastic! Derek [Hough] is patient and has a great work ethic, so I think I’d go with him.