Speaking with People earlier, Paige opened up about returning to the hometown where she was bullied so badly that her family moved.
“I recently got asked to go back to the town and speak at a school my aunt teaches at,” Paige shared. “I’ve been wanting to speak to students for a long time now but I just wasn’t quite sure how to go about it. So what a better place to start than the town where I had my own problems.”
She added, “It happens to everybody, but with social media I feel like it can be even worse now. You can’t change everyone. There’s going to be mean people out there. But no matter what you’re going through, there is a brighter future and the hurt and pain you’re feeling is real but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.”
Nyle also mentioned how amazed he was that DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba took the time to learn sign language.
“It was really very touching and, you know, she actually took the time to learn sign language and we don’t really see that often in this world, so that really meant a lot to me and it really touched me and it really hit me right at the heart,” Nyle explained.
Watch his interview along with the other DWTS finalists below…
Team PowRightInTheKiser were the top scorers of the night on Monday, with 59 points out of a total 60 from their redemption dance and freestyle performance.
Paige and Mark earned 30 points for their salsa and jive fusion set to “Little Bitty Pretty One” by Thurston Harris.
“I just want to write a thank you. To all the people who have been there for me and supported me. To all the amazing emails and messages from all of you telling me that I can do this and I can make it,” Paige wrote a few days before the finals to her fans.
She added, “I have struggled with confidence issues for most of my life and embarking on this journey was very scary for me. I could not have expected so much love. I would not be able to carry on with out all the positive support. Thank you all so much. I am going to push on. All for you! Thank you!”
The cast and pros of Dancing with the Stars were celebrating the summer time during the Finals on Tuesday (May 24) from Los Angeles.
All the returning cast members reunited with their pro dancers and troupe dancers for a fun number set to Afrojack’s “Summerthing” with Mike Taylor. The dance also brought back the Crab aka Sasha Farber!
Team Redefining Dance placed third in the finals on Monday, with 57 points out of a total 60 from their redemption dance and freestyle performance.
Nyle and Peta danced a cha-cha and tango fusion, to “Summer” by Calvin Harris. They earned 30 points.
“Peta Jane Murgatroyd, thank you is an understatement. There are so many things I want to express gratitude, but thank you for embracing the journey with me,” Nyle extended his thanks to his pro partner on Instagram.
He added, “Thank you for helping me tell my story through dancing: What it really means to be Deaf. Thank you for inspiring millions of [Deaf] lives with me. Last but not the least.., thank you for believing in me.”