The Situation thinks he could pull out a win on "Dancing With the Stars," but that doesn't mean he's relying on his famous abs to get him to the finals. The Sitch stopped by Ellen DeGeneres' talk show on Monday (October 11) and opened up about his "DWTS" strategy.
"Every week, we're actually ... sort of taking clothes off. As the weeks have gone by and we [have] moved on, the clothes have been coming off, week by week," he explained. "Everyone knows that I have abs. I really wanted to show people a different side because right now what you guys see on 'Jersey' is really just a keyhole. On 'Dancing With the Stars,' you see the whole situation.
"I really believe in positive energy and positive thinking and dreams and all that type of stuff," he added about how he prepares for each show.
While he's known for his luck with the ladies, the "Jersey Shore" star told host Ellen that he's not trying to romance his dance partner, Karina Smirnoff.
"Actually, to be honest with ya, I really want to get down the steps [of the dances] and if I really were to flirt with her, I wouldn't get down the steps," he said. "I figured I get down the steps first and then after a couple rounds ..."
He was later joined by Smirnoff, and the pair danced to the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow."
"He's sweet. He's respectful. He's not hitting on me every single minute," Karina said. "There have been a few!" she joked. "We have a good time together. We actually laugh. We have fun. We have little fights sometimes. It's never boring!"
Reflecting on his experience so far, the Situation said, "It's actually a privilege to actually learn how to really dance. I'll be honest: I'm not really the best at dancing. I do try and I'm improving every week. I love so much being onstage and the camera and performing."
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