Dancing with the Stars Judge: Rob is the Best Kardashian!
Rob Kardashian is having his moment!
On Monday night's Dancing with the Stars, Kim Kardashian's 24-year-old brother wowed the judges with his and Cheryl Burke's jive routine. "It's official," Carrie Ann Inaba said. "Rob Kardashian is a better dancer than Kim Kardashian!" (Kim, 30, was the third contestant to be eliminated during DWTS' seventh season.)
"No disrespect to Kim," Inaba, 43, continued. "But you have the dancing gene, honey. It's nice to see your confidence coming out."
Bruno Tonioli agreed, telling the reality star he'd started "to blossom," while Len Goodman praised Rob for his "great improvement" since last week's premiere.
Despite having such a famous family, Rob struggles with having all eyes on him. "I'm scared as hell," he admitted during rehearsal for the ABC show. "The jive is pretty hard for me because I don't feel great about myself at all. To be in front of a bunch of people knowing like I'm insecure with my weight, and I say I have man boobs jokingly, but it's true… [Being surrounded by] all these dancers who are in great shape, it's just hard to be around and [then] put yourself out there like that."
But Rob and Burke, 27, received a 7 out of 10 from each judge, giving them a total of 21 out of 30 points. Fellow contestants Elisabetta Canalis, Chynna Phillips and Nancy Grace received the same total scores as Rob.
Chaz Bono had the lowest score of the evening, earning only 17 out of 30 points. Despite an injured knee, the 42-year-old author-activist smiled through his and Lacey Schwimmer's quickstep routine. "[But] your charm [only] takes you so far," Inaba told him.
Also at he bottom of the leader board? David Arquette and partner Kym Johnson, who scored 18 out of 30 points, as did Carson Kressley and partner Anna Trebunskaya.
Ricki Lake and partner Derek Hough were the night's top scorers, earning 23 points, while J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff tied with Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas for second place, both earning 22 points.
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