Mark Ballas Says I’m More “Confident” and “Ready to Shake It”

Mark Ballas Says I’m More “Confident” and “Ready to Shake It” September 1, 2012

Entertainment Weekly interviewed Mark Ballas about being my partner on Dancing with the Stars!  Here’s a snippet:


Fortunately, some pros were reunited with their former partners.

Three of my former partners are on the show this year — Shawn [Johnson, from season 8], Sabrina [Bryan, from season 5] and Bristol. It’s virtually impossible to pair everyone with their old partners. I knew I’d get Sabrina or Bristol. I am awesome with Bristol. She is an awesome friend. I went on a great journey with her last time. We were the dark horse, but we kept making it through. People said the Tea Party helped us, but we still worked 10 to 12 hours a day like everybody else. There was something about that journey that I found endearing. I’m not in politics and they were voting for me as well. Together we had a good rapport. I understand her. I know how to make her laugh on cue, make her comfortable.



I’m a ham.


Do you tell dirty jokes?

I don’t tell dirty jokes. She’s a conservative.


How are you feeling about your chances this season?

She looks amazing. She’s lost weight and she is getting in shape. She might be more confident, ready to get out and shake it. We’ve been through this process before. I told her to do some homework, re-watch all of our dances. She has to bring it out even more this time. Last time, it came out moderately. She’s a sexy girl. She looks great dressed up. She has to own it, to not be shy. This show is about taking you out of your comfort zone and owning it.


Read it all here!  And thanks, Mark!  I wouldn’t want to dance with anyone but you!

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  • Justine Stewart

    I can’t wait to watch Bristol!!! 🙂

  • Fran Marshall

    I know Bristol & Mark will WIN!!!

  • will be pulling for you !!

  • Amy August

    All his comments were great except for the last one. Please dont let him pressure you into wearing revealing outfits. Make your apppearance as who you are in Christ.

  • ph

    WOO HOO! I’m so glad you’re paired with Mark again!…Dance Bristol dance!…:)

  • Juleen

    Blessings to you and Mark on this new journey. I’ll be voting for you.

  • Great article and compliments for you. I know you’ll do so well. You know you have all of my votes.

  • NanaJ

    Have FUN!!!

  • CJ

    You have every reason to be confident, Bristol. You are gorgeous INSIDE & OUT 🙂 Plus, you have the blessing of Mark by your side who will take such good care of you, as always, so, enjoy this. YOU CAN DO THIS, sweet, girl!
    Just give it your very best. It will be more than enough where it counts the most and we’ll all be right there with you sending you both lots of love, prayers and support 🙂
    PS: Love Mark’s commentary!

  • Bristol we are so excited for you and Mark. We know you both can do this. You can go all
    the way to the final with the detemination you both have. You all will have all of my families votes
    all the way. You are the best looking couple in this group.

  • Bree Merr

    Nice gracious commnets from Mark. A nice guy and great dancer/teacher. Have a good time and go for it!!

  • bellagrazi

    Awesome interview! Bristol, you are a sexy girl and you do need to own it. You need to go out there like you own that dance floor. You’re in it to win it. Now, bring that MBT home!!!



  • Break a Leg, Bristol … You Go Girl !!!

  • bellagrazi

    PS: I agree with Mark Ballas! You’re ready to bring it, Bristol, I can see it in your eyes, body language! Go Team Ballin!!!

  • Georgia

    Mark is right, Bristol. You are ready to bring it on! You and Mark have more charisma than any other couple and you are far more talented than you may think. Relax and take Mark’s lead. I think that Team Ballin can win this Season! Let yourself go Bristol and trust Mark!

  • Joseph

    I believe you’re gonna do great, Bristol! Go Team Ballin!!!

  • Bruce O’H.

    Good luck, Bristol 🙂

  • David

    Bristol, just stay focused and have fun. Good luck!

  • We’re all rooting for you and Mark again, Bristol! Show ’em what’cha got!

  • autumng

    What a shame so many of Mark’s fans are mean to her. Twitter people Apocalypica333 and bandit0524 are so spiteful and cruel.

    • Bree Merr

      Let’s put into perspective Autumn. They should be ignored.
      The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate. (Prov 3:18)

  • Can’t wait to watch you and mark win…….we will be voting for you and Mark.

  • Robin

    I cannot wait to watch and vote with every phone in our house!!!

  • kate

    you two are going to do awesome! The very best of luck to you.

  • CrustyB

    Nice comments from Mark Ballas but, for the record, all the conservatives I know love dirty jokes.

  • Ronda

    For me and my house…We will serve the Lord first and then Watch Mark and Bristol Win DWTS..Love them both…Go Bristol and Mark..Set the stage on fire this season.

  • mlynn

    Bristol, will be rooting for you and Mark. Will vote via phone and online too. Can’t wait to watch you again.

  • Rebecca Davis

    So happy that you and Bristol are dancing together again! I will be putting all my available votes to you both! I love the both of you!