Paula Deen got a little wild on Dancing With The Stars this week, flashing the judges and audience several times during her dance with Mark Ballas.
The chef got down with Mark on the dance floor Monday night during their version of the “jive”, and gave everyone a glimpse of her red underwear, which had the words “shake it” splashed across the back in rhinestones.
“I loved being with Mark because he just wanted me to let my personality take over…it has been my favorite performance ever since it started,” Deen said. The judges agreed, saying it was her best dance “ever”.
Deen was apprehensive about dancing with Mark at first, telling him she didn’t think he had the patience to be her partner. The duo got put together during Switch-Up week, when the audience chose which trainer got paired with the celebrities.
“Oh, Mark. Oh no. You’re not going to be able to take me … you’re so edgy,” Paula said when they met.
Ballas assured her he could handle it however, and said after their Monday night performance that he was proud of her. The trainers have taken it easy on the 68-year old foodie, keeping her choreography relatively simple for her safety.
According to TV Guide, Louis Van Amstel was excited for this week’s change, as he got paired with Tamar Braxton and was able to liven up the dance a bit.
“Louis can barely contain his excitement to be paired with Tamar instead of Paula, which allows him to have objectives other than keeping the choreography simple. He may be overreaching a bit with Tamar, who looks a little intimidated by the intricate routine. But it’s nice to see Louis unlock his potential, even if the dance is a little sloppier than it should be,” wrote Liz Raftery.