Parade interviewed Nyle DiMarco. Nyle talks of what it’s like to work with Peta Murgatroyd on Dancing With The Stars. He also talks of his competition and much more.
What’s it like working with Peta?
Peta is amazing. She is very patient and yet at the same time
picky. Her teaching method with me is very visual and this is how I pick it up. She’s also a lot of fun and we share a lot of laughs every day. We always look forward to rehearsing. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that before but she’s a great teammate and makes everything fun. I believe this is why we’re great.
Now that you have a few weeks under your belt, who do you see as your biggest competitors?
Wanyá [Morris], Paige [VanZant], Ginger [Zee], and myself!
Do you have your sights set on the mirror-ball trophy?
I see this as a personal challenge AND a chance to make a statement. I think this is why I work twice as hard. Why I am one hundred percent into this. The Deaf community has been in the dark age for a while now. I feel the need to reframe our community positively and better Deaf youth’s lives, and with the DWTS platform, I can — but it’s not enough until I win. And in order to win this and better our lives, I must be the best.
It is the best kind of obligation I have. The best.
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