The duo danced the Cha Cha and received an amazing 27 points! Amber‘s Glee co-stars Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Dianna Agron, and Jenna Ushkowitz were in the audience to cheer her on! Chris‘ boyfriend Will Sherrod was also in attendance.
“This year, I completely changed my eating habits because of health issues that I had previously,” Amber told Access Hollywood. “But I guess it was preparation for this. Maybe God knew I was going to do [DWTS] and then had me change my eating habits and work out more!”
She added, “I really do want to put my money where my mouth is. I’m supposed to be like a role model, I want to take care of my insides as well as my outside. So, this was encouraging for me to get my body moving and just get healthy.”
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Amber Riley & Derek Hough – Cha Cha on DWTS (Week 1)
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