Nene Leakes is not worried about ‘DWTS’ stint

The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star and her "DWTS" partner Tony Dovolani discussed their strategy for the dancing competition with Extra TV.

By Veronica Linares
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LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Nene Leakes is not sweating her upcoming stint on Dancing With The Stars.

While speaking to Extra about her upcoming gig on the dancing competition, Leakes and partner Tony Dovolani highlighted their competitors' strengths and weaknesses going into the show.


"Congrats on winning the Olympics, but this is ballroom dancing … I’m sure they're going to have a lot of great techniques. Of course, they won the Olympics. This other guy is a hockey player, and they have great endurance because they’ve been doing it for a long time, much longer than I have," the 46-year-old reality TV star said. "But we have some things that we can bring that they can’t.”

“I know a lot of them are skating, but a lot of them may not have soul," she continued. "They may be stiff and not really loose with it and able to roll and move.”

When asked if she had any experience as a dancer, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star said she knew a thing or two about exotic dancing.

“Exotic dance is so different from professional dance. There’s more fantasy. It’s slower moves.” Dovolani said, “She’s going to teach me all that. We’re going to go to pole class.”


Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, March 17 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. you can check out a list of the entire cast here.

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