Serena Hohenstein ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Assistant Editor
18 year old YouTube star, Bethany Mota, made her debut on Dancing With the Stars the other night with a fun, high-energy Jive partnered with five-time Mirror Ball Trophy winner, Derek Hough.
The pair danced to Taylor Swift’s current big hit, “Shake it Off”. Bethany, in a cute pink sweater and multi-colored skirt began the dance sitting on “her bed” in “her room” making a YouTube video, but the set quickly pulled apart and opened up to a brightly colored lit stage where Derek jumped in and together they set off on their no-time-for-breathing jive! Smiles were abundant and Bethany proved that along with being cute as can be, she can also seriously dance!
For something to work on, the judges told Bethany to make sure she keeps her energy high during the transitions, but other than that Carrie Ann told her she looked tight and clean, Julianne said Bethany was a box of sunshine, Bruno called her wonderful, and head judge, Len, said we can expect her to be around for a good long time! For her dance, Bethany received all 8’s from the judges, which is a pretty high score for the first night!
You can catch Bethany on “Dancing With The Stars” Monday nights at 8/7c.
If you missed last night’s performance, you can watch it here!