We recently reported that the reality TV princess Kim Kardashian
is set to take on another challenge as she was cast as one of the contenders in the upcoming seventh season of Dancing With the Stars
, where she has been paired up with pro dancer Mark Ballas
. Continuing the string of reality TV endeavors, the 27-year-old fashion entrepreneur says that she is looking forward to training for her performance on the show. In fact, People
recently reported that Kim was happy to land the spot as Ballas’ partner.
“All I could think was, I would be spending weeks and weeks and weeks, hours upon hours with this person, so I hoped we’d just get along to start!” Kim said of her partner. “But I can tell you this: I was really happy when I saw it was Mark!”
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As for her dancing skills, Kim wasn’t so sure if she could pull off the competition, saying, “I’ve never taken a dance class in my life … the second thing I thought of was, could I really do this?”
Nonetheless the star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians
says that she had fun picking out the dances and the songs to which the pair will perform. She reveals, “We had to pick two songs that were the right tempo and cadence for the specific dances we’re doing — it has to match and has to work — but we also wanted things that worked for our personalities — plus we wanted things that we thought the crowd would like.”
As for her dance rehearsals with Ballas, Kim reveals, “At first, I just try to imitate what Mark does, but after a while and with his guidance, I know the dance steps myself and not that is gets easy, but it gets less confusing and we can actually dance together and that is really, really exciting.”
It seems like the fans aren’t the only ones who are looking forward to the new season of Dancing with the Stars
, as Kim admits that she is also getting anxious about it saying, “Mark and I continue to rehearse every single day, still make each other laugh, and are getting more and more excited to show everyone what we’ve been working so hard for!”
Catch Kim Kardashian on the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars, beginning Monday, September 22 at 8pm on ABC.
-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Photo courtesy of KimKardashian.com)