WATCH: NeNe Leakes’ Cha-Cha, Dancing With The Stars Week 1


Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes opened season 18 of Dancing With The Stars Monday night with her sassy attitude and pro-partner Tony Dovolani. The Bravo star danced the cha-cha and scored a 21 from the 3 judges, who each gave her a 7. NeNe told Tony she wants to bring her personality to the ballroom. “We want to have fun, darling,” she said. “I want to shake my bum bum. I’ve never taken a dance class before, but I’ve always had a lot of soul.”

Transcript courtesy of RealityTea.

Judge’s comments:

Len Goodman, “That’s the way to get the party started, all you can eat buffet of fun and entertainment.”

Bruno Tonioli, “Sister sassy, that’s my kind of girl. I feel you have so much to give.  I love your energy and enthusiasm. Yes, bit tighter on the footwork and back of the leg placement.”

Carrie Ann Inaba, “You have this incredibly larger than life personality and it shows in your dancing. You’re a big, large, beautiful, voluptuous, sensual woman, I want you to dance bigger. I felt like you were dancing a little small to match Tony.”

You can watch NeNe’s dance below and continue to vote for her to stay in the competition.

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