William Levy Was Forced To Wear Cuban Heels For ‘DWTS’ [AUDIO]
“Dancing with the Stars“ contestants William Levy and Cheryl Burke visited the “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” studios Monday morning to talk about their first reactions to being paired together, and what we can expect from the duo.
What Was Cheryl’s First Reaction To Being Paired With William?
“First, I went to Google then I was like, ‘Wow he’s hot!’ Then I realized ‘Wait, we’re starting two weeks later than everyone else!’ So then I got upset. It was mixed. A love and hate relationship.”
How Did Cheryl ‘Break The Ice’ With William?
William recalls she began by “Telling me to put some Cuban heels on! Yes, I was trying to say ‘Hi’ to her and she was like ‘Okay are you ready to put some Cuban heels on?’ I was like ‘What!? What are you talking about with Cuban heels?’ Then now I put them on almost everyday now! My feet are killing me right now!”
“I started acting seven or eight or nine years ago. Before I was a baseball player and all of a sudden I decided to be an actor. I had a passion for this since I was a little boy. So I thought I should pursue my dream. I started acting, and came over here and started for two years. Then went back to the Latin market. I started working in telenovelas and then all of the sudden they called me to do this show over here. Two years ago they invited me, and I didn’t have the time to do it, and right now I was able to do it to put myself 100% into it, you know.”
Were You Nervous To Join “Dancing with the Stars”?
“I was not nervous [to do it]. I probably was a little bit scared, because I’m not a great dancer. I was hoping people were not going to think I’m a great dancer because I’m Cuban. I was hoping I’m not the exception to that rule, because they’re going to kill me back in Miami! But I have kind of the rhythm. We grew up listening to this kind of music the whole time in Cuba. So at the end of the day you kind of have the rhythm in your blood, but it’s not the same dancing. It’s ballroom! It’s just so different!”
How Does Your Body Feel At This Stage?
“Real bad! She [Cheryl] is probably use to that, but I’m not use to dancing everyday. The thing is you don’t work out the same things like when you do when you dance! This is crazy, man! I’m telling you!
On Fellow Professional Dancer Derek Hough
Cheryl says, “Derek’s great! He’s lovin’ his partner. They have great chemistry together. They’re having a lot of fun.”
How Many More Seasons Is Cheryl Burke Going To Be On?
Cheryl confesses she doesn’t know saying, “Every season you never know. It’s not a guarantee, but I’ve been on since the second season so this is going to be the 13th season. Basically, I’ve been on this since I was two! Since I was two years old! It’s crazy!”
Listen to the entire interview to hear William answer questions from fans and even respond to Producer Patty‘s Aunt’s crush on the Latin heartthrob!