“Dance for the ballroom, not the bedroom.”
Those were Bruno Tonioli‘s words of advice for Pamela Anderson, who can’t seem to turn off the sexy factor (btw is there a drinking game yet for all the sexually-laced comments she throws in whenever the mic is in front of her? Monday’s (April 12) side comment to Brooke Burke: “I love intense romance. I need it right now.”).
This in addition to Anderson getting behind-the-scenes instructions from “Dancing With the Stars” producers to cover up more in hopes of preventing a disastrous live Janet Jackson-style wardrobe malfunction.
The cleavage got well-covered (and producers breathed a little easier), but Anderson’s rumba still looked sexy as ever to us — complete with Anderson’s usual come-hither looks at partner Damian Whitewood and an impressive slow-motion splits at the end. But the judges saw something a little different.
“It was understated and had sophistication,” Len Goodman said, adding a “well done.” Tonioli exclaimed (in standard dramatic fashion), “Pamela Anderson can do refinement and elegance and still be drop dead sexy!” Carrie Ann Inaba saw “magic happening.”
All this sophistication and refinement mixed in with magic earned Anderson a 47 out of 60 (7-8-8 for technique and 8-7-9 for performance), putting her in third place for the night, 5 points behind the night’s winner Evan Lysacek and just 3 points behind second-place Nicole Scherzinger.
We’ll see if the judges’ praise and high marks are enough to keep her from heading back to the bottom two.
Did you see Pamela’s rumba? What did you think — sexy, understated or both?
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