Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (21/30) — I seriously had never heard the name “Hope Solo”, until she was announced for this show. That’s my fault, really. She and Maks meet on the soccer field, and on the dance floor, Maks makes her squeeze his muscles. He says the “girliness” of the Waltz doesn’t suit Hope at all. Hee! She tries to “walk like a model”, and it’s hilarious.
They made a good costume choice by giving her really flowy things on her arms – it makes her movements look more elegant. It’s better than the rehearsal made it look, but she seems to have trouble placing her feet, and there are some clompy steps. There isn’t anything really big and showy to distinguish them, but it’s quite good.