The 16-year-old star spoke with NKD mag about the stress that comes with being on the show and the want to prove everyone wrong about what they think.
In seasons past, the show featured a pyramid which rated the dancers from the top down by their performance quality the week before.
“Whenever someone puts you down you want to prove them wrong,” Kalani says of the positive impact the pyramid has. “In the end there’s just that little thing inside of you that’ s like ‘I have to show her,’ so the pyramid does motivate us to do better.”
But the show still is a bit stressful — especially when there’s only so much time to learn a new dance.
“Sometimes we forget that we’re on a reality TV show and we have to talk,” Kalani shares.
It’s then that the producers have the girls or Abby Lee Miller explain to the cameras what the dances are about and what’s going on throughout the week, and in turn, takes away from their time learning in the studio.