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Bethany Mota: You’re So Brave To Dance Through Your ‘DWTS’ Injury

Tue, September 23, 2014 9:58am EDT by Dory Larrabee 2 Comments

Bethany and Derek had the best dance during week 2 of ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ despite an injury! Go, girl!

The injury curse has struck again! Poor Bethany Mota hurt her ankle but practiced through the pain in order to perform with partner Derek Hough, 29, for week two, which aired live from Hollywood, Calif. on Sept. 22.

Derek Hough & Bethany Mota On ‘DWTS’ — Best Dance Of Week 2 Despite Injury

In our recap, 76% of you thought Derek and Bethany had the best dance of the night. I totally agree!

Though they didn’t have the highest score of the night (Lea & Artem got that), their Foxtrot to “All About That Bass” was cute and fun.

The judges loved it and gave them a score of 33 out of 40.

Judge Bruno Tonioli raved: “Foxy Bethany, that really tickled my fancy! I loved all the little details!” Carrie Ann Inaba praised the pair for “telling the story of the dance.”

Len Goodman was delighted: “That was a great number! Best I’ve seen tonight!”

I though it was great. The fact that Bethany balanced on an actual bass after 10 minutes of practice WITH a busted ankle — totally amazing!

Bethany Mota Hurts Her Ankle During ‘DWTS’

Poor Bethany said during practice that she has been waking up at night because she is in so much pain.

With each day, she said her pain was getting worse.

But on Sept. 22, for their performance, she pulled it together and gave a flawless performance with a big brace on her ankle.

When co-host Erin Andrews interviewed them in the skybox, Bethany said she didn’t feel it while they were dancing but after the performance, she said her ankle was asking, “Why did you do this to me, Bethany?”

We hope she can recover for week 3 and beyond — we have a feeling they will be around for a while!


Do you think Bethany and Derek will win season 19, HollywoodLifers?

— Dory Larrabee

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