‘I’m so excited’ to see Elizabeth hit the dance floor later this month. In fact, I think the ‘Showgirls’ star might be in it to win it!
Twelve eager celebrity beavers assembled Sept. 4 on Good Morning America to announce themselves as the cast of Dancing with the Stars‘ upcoming 17th season, but one beaver stood head and shoulders above the rest. Or should I say, head and show-girls above the rest? (No, no I shouldn’t.) Anyway, I’m talking about Saved by the Bell grad Elizabeth Berkley, who not only deserves to nab the mirrorball trophy, but needs to.
Whether you realize it or not, Elizabeth is the true underdog of this season. She’s not overcoming a serious illness like Valerie Harper, or using the show as an opportunity to get in shape like Amber Riley, but that doesn’t make her any less worthy of victory. Though she hasn’t completely disappeared from the public eye like some of her competitors — she’s gotten consistent work on hit shows and in movies — this is essentially Elizabeth’s re-introduction to the American people.
At the risk of making another terrible pun, Elizabeth deserves to be saved by the ball.
It’s also important to note that Elizabeth is a champion of women. On top of being an accomplished self-help author, she also launched Ask-Elizabeth in 2006, an organization aimed at boosting young girls’ self esteem as they navigate the difficult the process of growing up in this crazy world we live in.
My only fear is that Elizabeth will be unfairly pegged as the “too sexy” member of the cast, like my girl Pamela Anderson before her, and ejected from the competition too soon. (Don’t be jealous, voters!) I just hope that America can see past Elizabeth’s flawless exterior, and really get to know the kind soul lurking under the Ver-sayce dress you know she’ll be rocking.
HollywoodLifers, are you joining me on Team Elizabeth this season, or is another star your No. 1? Cast your vote below, then drop a comment with your thoughts on the competition!
— Andy Swift
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