Nyle DiMarco “GMA” Video: Deaf Model Reveals “Secret Weapon” For “Dancing With The Stars” – WATCH!
Nyle DiMarco revealed his “secret weapon” for “Dancing with the Stars” on Monday’s “Good Morning America.” Watch below!
As Gossip Cop reported, DiMarco and partner Peta Murgatroyd wowed on the “DWTS” premiere last week despite his inability to hear the music due to his total deafness. Now heading into week two, the model is explaining just how the partnership works when verbal communication is severely limited. In short: “Hand signals and cues.”
“Sometimes I tap his back,” Murgatroyd says. “That’s to count him in the 5-6-7-8. I have the squeeze. I go like this when I want to be brought back for the rumba. The good old scratch on the back — that means turn around.”
Murgatroyd also thinks it can be advantageous for DiMarco that he can’t hear. “I get freaked out by all the noise — there’s hundreds of people in the ballroom. Nyle can’t hear any of that,” she points out. “He’s in his own world with me, and it’s kinda perfect. He can’t get distracted.”
She adds, “He’s showing America that anybody can dance… What could be more inspirational than that?” DiMarco is particularly proud to represent the deaf community. Through his translator he says, “It’s an honor for me.” Check out the full interview below!