This was my first on-camera interview ever, just after speed skater/soul patch spokesman Apolo Ohno had won season 4 of Dancing With the Stars in 2007. I clearly had no idea what I was doing (nice dress, loser), but it kind of worked on some weird sparkly level. If you can bear it, do hold out until the end, when we both got really excited about Peanut M&Ms. The Most Decorated Olympian of All Time is probably eating some right now to bulk up for tonight.
Congratulations, ballroom buddy!
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