'Skating With the Stars': Is Rebecca Budig the Jennifer Grey?

rebecca-budig-swts-320.jpgThe "Skating With the Stars" contestant who has previous figure-skating experience is, believe it or not, Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil. But he's not the potential ringer in the lineup.

No, we're looking at "All My Children" Rebecca Budig as the out-of-the-gate favorite in this competition.

It's not just because she snagged the night's highest score, 45 out of a possible 60. It was the fact that she looked far more comfortable on the ice than any of her fellow competitors. Her rehearsal package made mention of her skating (though not competitively, apparently) as a kid, and where several of the other celebs seemed apprehensive about strapping on skates, she was more excited to start working with her partner, Fred Palascak.

The proof came in her performance. Take a look:



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