Corbin Bleu is one of the favorites to take the Mirror Ball Trophy in this season’s highly competitive season 17 of the hit ABC ballroom dance competition, Dancing with the Stars! And on tonight’s all-new episode, the One Life to Live and High School Musical star is set to dance the Paso Doble with his partner, Karina Smirnoff.
In Bleu’s new blog entry on his DWTS weekly experience for AccessHollywood.com, Corbin reveals, he is going shirtless for the first time during the competition and how Karina and he, worked to make their “Paso” quite fiery!
Corbin related about the musical choice which was switched up during this the rehearsal process: “As I listened to it, I thought it would be cool if in this dance we were in a fight. As always, Karina ran with it and turned it into an incredible piece! There’s even a moment where she slaps me in the dance! At first, we were just faking it, but I told her she should really do it to play up the anger. As intense as she is, she’s still a sweetheart and it took her a while to come to terms with actually striking me. She eventually got over it though and in the heat of the moment I think it makes for great theatre!
This dance will also be the first time I’m going shirtless! I usually go to the gym on top of dance rehearsals, but this week my trainer Chad Landers really cracked the whip to get me ready! I’m proud to say working out is a huge part of my lifestyle. I’ve been training with him since I was 18 and over the years, my body has truly transformed. The stamina alone is really helping me get through this rigorous dancing schedule.”
So looking forward to a shirtless Corbin pulling out all the stops doing the Paso Doble tonight? Are you #TeamCorbin, or do you have your other favorites? Comment below!