When Wendy Williams started rehearsals for ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” her dance partner, Tony Dovolani, expected the talk-show personality to translate her animated bravado onto the dance floor.
But Dovolani didn’t get what he envisioned from Williams, known for her infectious catchphrase, “How you doin’?” He was surprised to see the typically bold Williams nervous about her inept dancing ability during practice, feeling insecure about her voluptuous frame while standing nearly 6-feet tall.
“I’m not a dancer. I have two left feet and a hoof,” says Williams, bursting into laughter recently while on the set of Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva,” where she was filming an episode in which she plays a judge. On the premiere of “DWTS” last week, Williams finished near the bottom of the scoreboard, scoring 14 out of 30 points.
Dovolani believes as Williams practices more, it’ll help her overcome her self-esteem issues on the dance floor.
“She was always the tall kid, always felt too big to dance,” says Dovolani, who is entering his 11th season on “DWTS.” “With her being tall, I see that as her strength. It’s almost like she’s the Wonder Woman. I don’t want to hide her height. I want her to celebrate it.”
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