Jenna Johnson Makes a Deal With Jake T. Austin - Read Her 'DWTS' Week Two Blog!

Jenna Johnson Makes a Deal With Jake T. Austin - Read Her 'DWTS' Week Two Blog!

Every week, professional dancer Jenna Johnson will be writing a blog for and sharing exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from Dancing With the Stars Season 23.

For week two, Jenna opened up to JJJ about her partnership with Jake T. Austin and their Cha Cha:

“Week 2… Diego was sooooo fuego!!” Jenna writes. “What a whirlwind this week was. Jake and I had the challenge of bringing his animated childhood TV character, Diego, into a real life Cha Cha-ing Diego! Our goal was to make it the 2.0 version… A little more mature and a whole lot sexier. I played the role of Baby Jaguar and I have to give it to the wardrobe department who literally slayed the design! My outfit was absolutely incredible.”

Jenna continues, “This week’s rehearsals were a blast. Getting into character was soooo much fun. Jake kept doing his young Diego voice while we were practicing and every time he did, I was rolling on the floor laughing. It was scary how good he was at that voice still. The Cha Cha came very natural to Jake so that made this week so enjoyable because I got to see him improve day by day! But we both felt pressure because we were tied for the second lowest score last week. I was pretty tough on him because I really wanted him to get better, but I think I was a little too hard on him one day so I brought him a peace offering cake to remind him how much I really do love him!!”

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“Our main focus this week were his feet. Did you notice that not one judge commented on his feet last night?? He worked so hard on cleaning up his footwork and it paid off! I thought we were underscored again with four 6′s but I think Jake is the underdog of the competition. In Season 1, Kelly Monaco got the lowest scores for the first few weeks and then ending up winning the whole thing. So I’m trying to use that as motivation for Jake!

Jake and I have a new deal. For every dance lesson I give him, I have to read a script of some sort with him. This past week we did the very dramatic rain scene from The Notebook. I was horrible. I felt so awkward and uncomfortable! But it was good for me because I got a glimpse of how it probably feels for Jake to learn awkward dance steps every day. It was a very humbling experience to say the least. But hey, I teach him and he teaches me! We are learning from each other.

“All in all I’m SO incredibly proud of Jake. He is progressing and working his little booty off! I hope we remain in the competition so we can continue to improve and show our fans how much we love and appreciate their support.”

- Jenna

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Photos: Courtesy of Jenna Johnson
Posted to: Dancing With the Stars, DWTS Blog, Jake T. Austin, Jenna Johnson
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