Amy Purdy Doesn't Want Sympathy Votes on 'DWTS'

Amy Purdy Doesn't Want Sympathy Votes on 'DWTS'

Amy Purdy exits the dance studio with pro partner Derek Hough in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (April 16).

The two will be tackling a jive on next week’s Dancing With The Stars show.

Amy recently spoke out about getting any sympathy votes on the program in her LA Times blog: “Actually, each of the judges has said to me the exact opposite, that they will judge me based on my dancing and not on my story. In fact, that was the very first thing Len [Goodman] said to me and frankly, that’s how I want it.”

She added, “I’ve never wanted sympathy votes in anything I do in my life. I simply do the things that inspire me, be that snowboarding, designing clothing or dancing. As for how do I respond to those who want to throw stones, well, I don’t. I’ve said it many times before, I don’t spend much time or energy on things I can’t control and how people feel the judges judge me definitely falls into that category.”

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Posted to: Amy Purdy, Derek Hough

3 Comments

#1
what a laugh @ 3:54 pm on 04/17/2014

There is no doubt she is an inspiration and she has my respect for her determination. However, when CarrieAnn admittedly was not going to take off for the “lift” last week because Amy could not do other things then that was simply a slap in the other dancers’ faces as well as Amy’s. How is she to know if she is being judged fairly or not? From the beginning Len said he had to judge for her dancing. I don’t see that is happening. IF she keeps getting high scores because of being an “inspiration” then why don’t we simply give her the Mirror Crown now. Carrie Ann should apologize to everyone. I’m not saying someone with one arm can’t be a great doctor but I’m not sure that I would want them doing vascular surgery on me. All of us have some limitations which keep us from doing certain things completely. I just hope I don’t have to keep watching Derek carry her around during a dance where she gets 9′s. Last weeks dance ended up leaving a bad taste in a lot of people’s throats.

#2
Erika @ 4:33 pm on 04/17/2014

Derek <3

#3
Vsevolod @ 5:15 pm on 04/17/2014

@what a laugh: You cannot compare Derek having to carry Amy down the stairs with illegal dance lifts. That’s ludicrous!

Amy is a better dancer than some of those dancers who have 2 legs. She has natural rhythm, musicality, proper arm placement, proper hip action, etc etc. She’s a talent to be reckoned with and Maks fans can’t stand it.

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