"Dancing with the Stars" kicked off season 17 of celebrity dance competitions Sept. 16, 2013 and "Snooki", former star of "Jersey Shore", stepped on the ballroom floor for her first Cha Cha of the season with "DWTS" pro partner, Sasha Farber. So, how did Nicole Snooki Polizzi dance?
Carrie Ann Inaba thought Snooki had great "form and tone" awarding her an 8 for her Cha Cha.
Bruno Tonioli said, "I like a wild child...Your legs, for a non-dancer, are so well placed." Bruno gave Snooki a 7 out of a possible 10 points.
"DWTS" head judge, Len Goodman was impressed with Snooki as well, calling her "a little pocket rocket" and stating that her footwork was "nice and crisp". Goodman gave her a score of 8.
Snooki earned a total of 23 from the "Dancing with the Stars" judges for her first attempt at ballroom dance. Not too shabby!
During "Dancing with the Stars" pre-dance interview, Snookie revealed to the cameras that she no longer wanted to be known as "Snooki" because after the birth of her child, she was no longer the "hot mess, party girl" who was previously featured on "Jersey Shore".
"I'm very excited to show America that I'm a different person now that I'm a mom," stated Nicole.
Well, whether the 4 foot 9 inch Jersey girl is known as Nicole or Snooki matters not on "Dancing with the Stars". A talent for ballroom dance and a strong fan base is what's needed to take home the coveted mirror ball trophy.
What do you think? Does Snooki have what it takes to win season 17 of "Dancing with the Stars"?