Last night, another season of the epic dancing competition, Dancing with the Stars, premiered on ABC, and we are SO excited, because one of our faves from the Rio Olympics this year, gymnast Laurie Hernandez, is a contestant on the show!
Laurie Hernandez is dancing with partner Valentin “Val” Chmerkovskiy.
The two performed a cha-cha, and we’re obviously not qualified enough to be official judges, but we thought Laurie did totally awesome.
Our favorite part of Laurie’s performance by was far her epic choice of songs. Check out their performance:
Yeah, you heard that right. These two are cha-chaing to Bonnie McKee’s “American Girl,” and we love it. Laurie looks like she is having a blast dancing, and we are having a blast watching her. And how fitting is it that Laurie’s dancing to “American Girl,” when she’s one of Team USA’s sweethearts after her stellar performance at the Rio Olympics?
And can we just say, Laurie absolutely looks like she’s “loving taking over the world.”