Paige VanZant Hoping To Show Women Can Be Strong And Feminine On Dancing With The Stars (New Interview)
I’m excited UFC fighter Paige VanZant is going to dance on Dancing With The Stars. She told Los Angeles Times that it’s such an honor that they reached out to her. She’s hoping to show that women can be strong and feminine at the same time.
“I’m really excited that they picked me to be on the show and it’s an honor that they reached out to me,” VanZant told the Los Angeles Times. “I kind of grew up in the [dance] studio because my mom owned [one] and I danced since I was little. I’m excited to see if I still have a little of that dance side left.”
No other active UFC fighter has participated on the show.
“To shed light on women fighters in general, and show we are so much more than just what we show in the cage … we are not these violent animals. We’re people and we have so many other talents than just beating each other up,” VanZant said.
“I’m excited to show that woman can be strong and be feminine at the same time. People like watching me fight because I don’t look like the typical fighter and people can relate to that. … [They’re] really surprised to see that women fighters are so technical and we leave everything out there.
“We go out to win. … Women are more emotional than men, [but] I think that’s definitely been an advantage for us.”
More at the Los Angeles Times.