Audrina Patridge Sizes Up 'Dancing With The Stars' Rivals

'I know Brandy's very driven,' she tells MTV News of one fellow dancer.

Audrina Patridge may have tackled the cha-cha on last week's "Dancing With the Stars," but now the former "Hills" star is ready to take things up a couple of notches when she hits the stage for this week's challenge: the quickstep.

"I'm taking in everything the judges told me, [and] I'm using that as motivation to become a better dancer," she told MTV News about her second week on the show. "We're going to start on the quickstep and push the limits."

Patridge and her "DWTS" partner, Tony Dovolani, think the judges will be impressed by their dance moves and the beauty of the dance. "It's really pretty," Patridge said. "Tony's shaving his legs for it!"

Last week, fans said goodbye to David Hasselhoff, but that still leaves quite a few celebrities as Patridge's competition. "I think everyone's really good. I know Brandy's very driven; she wants to win really bad. She's really good," she said. "Jennifer Grey is really good too. Rick Fox is good. Kyle [Massey] is hilarious. It's really not that competitive. Everyone's really supportive of each other. We bonded."

Patridge, however, isn't the only MTV star burning up the dance floor every week, but she said there's no beef between her and "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. "I talked to Mike. He's a real sweet guy. Watching 'Jersey Shore,' that's not him at all," she shared. "He's so sweet and nice and funny."

While Patridge lives to dance another week, her main focus is making sure she gets the quickstep just right. "I'm feeling relieved and happy, and I can't wait to get back into the studio and start learning the quickstep," she said. "Tony showed me some of the steps last week. Now we're really going to work hard and focus on that dance only.

"It's very different than the cha-cha," she continued. "The quickstep is very fast. It's challenging in a different way."

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