The equally talented and amazing Paige Pooler created the artwork for our story. Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson head down the stairs, followed by Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough. I take a deep breath and move to the top of the stairs — and “whoa!
Enough of me, it’s time to get to the good stuff: behind the scenes at season. ” We get a view of the set and super doesn’t even begin to describe it.
I try to take it in — all of the ladies in the audience in their beautiful dresses and the guys in suits cheering us on.
I spot my adorable friend Kyle Massey first, then I spy season-six champion Kristi Yamaguchi, Drew’s brother, Nick Lachey and Anthony Geary from, there to support his friend Kelly Monaco!
” The Dancing Dutchman takes my hand and I practically float down the giant staircase with him.
I’m in my first “superhero” costume: a hot pink dress (my favorite color) with thousands of sparkling beads. The Dancing Dutchman and I wait in suspense as we hear the announcer say those special words: “Live! It’s massive, multi-level and everything is bigger, brighter and better than season five.
If my eyes are full of shining lights, my ears are full of the cheers from the audience.
For my name, we went back to season five, and one of Bruno Tonioli‘s comment when he called me a blonde dynamo. As we all know, every superhero must have a writer and illustrator to bring them to life.
So, I asked Julia De Villers, my partner-in-crime-fighting, and sometimes writing, to help bring to life the story of The Dancing Dutchman and the Dazzling Dynamo, and the journey that is Season 15 of Dancing With the Stars. As the brand-new Emmy award-winning host Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet intro the show, we hear the crowd go wild.
, I was thrilled to be partnered with the very talented and all-around amazing guy, Louis Van Amstel.
We’re taking inspiration from the show’s superhero-themed opening credits, and have decided that our superhero alter egos must come out to play this season.
We had already chosen our “team” name of The Van Bryans, and the next logical step was to put a name to our superhero partnership.