We caught up with the gorgeous former Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie, who is a presenter on Jacaranda FM, and the international brand ambassador of L’Oreal – Vichy Laboratoires in SA, USA and Brazil.
Liesl had this to say when asked how ready she was for the show and prepared she is to out salsa her competition in the early going: “I probably can only really say after the first and second week, but you know right now if I base it on personality and looks it’s a bit unfair. The dancing part is natural to me but the technique of it all not so much, because I used to go to ama street bash, but this is all about is your foot pointed the right way is your leg bent enough, which are things you shouldn’t forget even in the excitement, which I sometimes tend to do.”
A must-see competitor is the beautiful former Our Perfect Wedding host Tembisa Mdoda. She promises that the show will meet all the expectations of glitz and glamour as well as each pro dancer and celeb putting in 150% on the dancefloor.
“I can do OPW with my eyes closed. I can do a 30 minute monologue on the Market Theatre stage. But this I was never ready for and it put me in a gear I never expected.”
For Tembisa, her dream rivalry to collide with at finals would either be between singer-songwriter Connell Cruise or netball star Vanes-Mari Du Toit, the competitors allegedly having a wild-card like spark respectfully.
Another stand out leading lady is bombshell film and TV actress Zola Nombona known for her roles in Intersexions and iNumber Number.
She identified comedian and fellow competitor Ebenhaezer Dibakwane as an immediate threat amongst the celeb dancers because of the long hours in he puts in the studio and how hungrily he wants to win.
Without hesitation Zola confirmed that having to waltz in heels is much tougher than having to confront her outlaw inmates on the hit prison drama Lockdown.
Catch the premiere of Dancing With The Stars tonight exclusively on M-Net channel 101 on DsTV premium.