Laurie Hernandez may already have ‘Dancing With The Stars’ in the bag! We are totally impressed by a new video featuring the Olympic gymnast showing off some sick moves with her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy! Click here to see the clip of the two twirling on the floor in their first rehearsal.
Laurie Hernandez, 16, has totally rocked her first rehearsal for Dancing With The Stars with her dancing partner, Val Chmerkovskiy! In a clip of their dancing workout, posted to Val’s Instagram on Aug. 31, you can see Val spinning Laurie around their rehearsal space, and the joy on her face as she sticks the moves. She’s so excited that they even finish with a celebratory, choreographed secret handshake. “still need a lot of work on the frame. but eyyyyy we already got a handshake.🙌🏼🙌🏽 so excited for the season. Helping this incredible girl reach her ballroom dreams. She’s is a real gem.💎 #DWTS @lauriehernandez_,” the dancer captioned the clip. We are so excited to see how well Laurie is doing this early on!
Laurie told PEOPLE she is used to choreography because of her gymnastics floor routines, but ballroom dancing is still a “totally different” ballgame, though she is somewhat familiar with dance, having taken ballet as a little girl. She thinks she’s in good hands though, and is ready to take on the demanding show, admitting that Val is a “mastermind.”
We can’t wait to see what else these two come up with, if they are already so in sync that they have their own handshake! Ya, they need to work on that frame, but really, Laurie took home gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics. So, we are pretty sure there is nothing she can’t handle at this point. She’ll probably be the one keeping Val on his toes by the end of the season!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see Laurie and Val kill it on the dance floor on this season of Dancing With The Stars?