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Russ Says: I Shook My Booty With Kendra & Lived To Tell About It!

Wed, March 16, 2011 9:00pm EDT by Russ Weakland 1 Comment
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I danced with Kendra Wilkinson and her DWTS partner at Crunch in LA and Kendra’s moves make me think she’s in it to win it!

Yesterday I joined Kendera Wilkinson and her Dancing with the Stars partner Louis van Amstel at Crunch Fitness in LA and it was quite the experience! I struggled with some of the moves but the truth is — so did Kendra. In fact, she left early! But nevertheless Louis chatted with me about how she’s doing in the competition, and revealed their first song!

When I was first approached with the idea to dance with Kendra Wilkinson, my first thoughts were scattered. I laughed, I couldn’t believe it, I was excited and I worried about how much pain I would be in afterwards. Luckily after experiencing the dance off I can safely say I didn’t break anything and actually feel pretty good. The 25-year-old former Girl Next Door certainly has the sexy moves that will benefit her on the dance floor, where as my moves were far from stellar. But one thing I can say is I finished the entire hour plus dance session while Kendra left half way through.

The training and dancing were fun but very intense, one thing I noticed with Louis training, he is a drill sergeant and he expects perfection, where Kendra is bubbly and having fun with herself. Making herself laugh is obviously a thing she often loves doing (which you’ll see in the video below of their first dance rehearsal).

There were times Kendra wasn’t able to follow the fast-paced dance commands of Louis, but she made things seem fine with a quick smile and laugh until she made her two left feet into a right and left foot situation. Overall it was a blast that I would do every week, as I know I would improve greatly. One thing I learned though throughout the whole process, dancing is hard and the “stars” that join the show should really be rewarded for their hard work. It really is amazing what they are able to pull off in so little time.

As for the upcoming season: “Kendra is already on her second dance”, Louis excitedly expressed adding, “She works it in those three inch heels. She really is doing good!” He also mentioned that they will be dancing to David Guetta’s “‘When Love Takes Over” which should be incredible if they have the dance steps to follow it.

And luckily for hubby Hank, there is no love connection between these two at all, so don’t expect to hear that drama as the season goes on. It should be a fun ride regardless and I am officially on Team Kendra!


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