BESTS…WITH WITNEY CARSON

She’s been heating things up on Dancing with the Stars, playing professional dance teacher to Alfonso Ribeiro, at just 21. Deep into the competition, dance sensation Witney Carson belies her age, confidently working the room with the charisma and finesse of a seasoned veteran. We settled in with Carson to find out what’s behind that big, wide smile.

DANCING QUEEN: WITNEY CARSON

BEST EARLY MEMORY: The first moment I got on stage. I was 5 years-old wearing a red tutu dancing to a Sesame Street song.

BEST PIECES IN YOUR CLOSET:
My floral blazer, knee high suede boots, Louboutin clutch.

BEST DESIGNER RIGHT NOW:
Rebecca Minkoff

BEST JUICY FASHION FIND: My Lululemon slouchy pants. I can wear them to rehearsals or dress them up to wear out. They are fashionably comfortable!

BEST BEAUTY SECRET: Mac eyebrow pencil, and my eyelash curler!

BEST THING ABOUT BEING ON DANCING WITH THE STARS:
I get to share my passion with millions of people. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love as a career. I love entertaining, choreographing, teaching and creating and DWTS allows me to do that!

BEST THING ABOUT WORKING WITH ALFONSO RIBEIRO:
He’s so much fun! Not only do we work hard, but we have a blast together in rehearsals. He’s been an absolute pleasure to work with, always positive and always has my back.

BEST ‘BEHIND-THE-SCENES’ SHENANIGANS:
We are always messing around! Alfonso and I are very alike in that way. We like to keep things fun and positive backstage!

WITNEY CARSON AND ALFONSO RIBEIRO (IMG: ADAM TAYLOR/ ABC)

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A DANCER: I love expressing myself through movement. That’s what’s so amazing about dancing – you get to speak to people without words. It’s an amazing, beautiful art that I’ll always hold close to me.

BEST 3 THINGS: Spa day, my family, Disneyland

BEST GETAWAY: Somewhere tropical or Italy – someplace that has history.

BEST PLACE TO CATCH YOU ON A FRIDAY NIGHT:
Snuggled up in a blanket with tea and a movie.

BEST BAND RIGHT NOW: Right now, I’m loving Taylor Swift’s new album [1989].

BEST INFLUENCE: I would have to say my mom. She’s the one who has always encouraged me to pursue my dreams no matter how big or small. She is my constant supporter and #1 fan.

BEST POSSESSION:
My Louboutin clutch

BEST MOMENT YOU’D RELIVE IF YOU COULD:
The week Alfonso and I did ‘The Carlton’!

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