Nastia Liukin shows off her brilliant smile as she arrives at the dance studio on Saturday afternoon (April 18) in Los Angeles.
The 25-year-old athlete looks ready to learn that team dance for this week’s Dancing With The Stars show…which pro partner Derek Hough doesn’t even know yet!
“I wish I could tell you how that is going! Nastia and I haven’t started at all yet,” Derek wrote in his TVGuide blog. “We picked teams after the show and we’re on Team YOLO with Willow and Mark, Noah and Sharna, and Robert [Herjavec] and Kym [Johnson]. We came up with a concept before I had to come back to New York. I had envisioned it starting off with Noah beating on a drum and doing his thing, and then Robert would come in.”
Derek continued, “It was all planned out, and then yesterday afternoon, Mark calls and says they changed the whole concept. They’re still working it out, so I don’t really know the specifics yet. Nastia is leaving tonight, so she will learn it this weekend. I won’t learn it until Monday morning! So we’ll see what happens. For the first time, Nastia will be teaching me a dance. Fingers crossed!”
Good luck, Nastia! 10+ pics inside…