Vanessa Lachey Scores With ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Premiere Performance – WATCH VIDEO

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Vanessa Lachey DWTS

By Michael Lewittes |

Vanessa Lachey DWTS


Vanessa Lachey and Maksim Chmerkovskiy scored with their cha cha to Kesha’s “Woman” on Monday’s “Dancing With The Stars” premiere. Watch the video below.

Not only is the former “Entertainment Tonight” correspondent looking to take home the Mirrorball Trophy, but she’s also looking to have bragging rights in the Lachey household. The TV personality is competing this season against her husband Nick. As Gossip Cop has noted, this isn’t the first time a wife and husband have danced against each other on the program. Carlos and Alexa VegaPena squared off on the ballroom floor in 2015. While both did well, neither won “Dancing With The Stars.”

Just a few hours before her first dance, dressed like Rosie The Riveter, Lachey posted a photo of herself flexing her muscles along with a message that read, “Today I embark on a crazy journey. Yes it’s glitz and glam, but this is also the most vulnerable I have EVER been in my life. Both physically and emotionally I am putting myself out there.”

She added, “I am inspired everyday by strong women and I am grateful to have every opportunity I’ve been given! I will never take them for granted. Tonight is for US ladies! We each have our individual journey and story and we continue to find ways to make it happen. Be good to YOU! YOU are BEAUTIFUL! #LetsDoThis #TeamBabiesAndBallroom #RosieTheRiveter #DWTS.”

In her taped package before her routine, Vanessa noted that Nick was in the next room rehearsing and that was motivation for her to win. Then, after her performance, Bruno Tonioli exclaimed, “It was a proper cha cha cha.” He further praised, “You maintained your posture.”

For her and Chmerkovskiy’s first dance, Lachey received 21 out of 30 points. Check out the video below of her cha cha to “Woman” by Kesha on Monday’s “Dancing With The Stars” premiere.

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