The newest cast to hit the floor for Dancing With the Stars was just revealed and the high-energy Betsey Johnson is the first fashion figure taking the challenge. And she’s not afraid of a little hard work, already practicing while she’s prepping for her spring 2015 show. “I get up, go rehearse, and then work on my show,” she told WWD, also confirming our suspicions that her signature cartwheel catwalk bow is her best dance move. Don’t sell yourself so short though, Miss Johnson. May I remind you of the other fly moves you have?
There’s your very impressive high-kick.
Which makes sense when you see your impressive-at-any-age split.
And, yes, the classic cartwheel, which is too much fun for the judges to ignore.
I’m not a DWTS watcher, but I’m still excited for Betsey to be in the competition. She’s got a joie de vivre that’s crazy contagious (the backstage of her fashion shows, typically such an austere place, is usually bumping with candy, loud music, and handmade signs urging the models to have fun). Plus, you know she’s going to have fun with the costumes, explaining that the network is giving her some freedom with what she wears. “When I was in L.A., I saw all those skin-revealing, diamond, fringey, short…I mean the costume department they have is billions of dollars’ worth. And it’s terrifying because it’s great for 22-year-olds, but I don’t even show my arms.”