Watch Chaz Bono’s First Dance on ‘DWTS’ (VIDEO)
In his first dance with pro partner Lacy Schwimmer, Chaz did a cha cha — to positive reviews from the judges and roaring applause from the audience.
As the first ever transgender contestant, the author and activist caused a controversy by his inclusion on the show, but it appears the pressure didn’t get to him.
From the beginning, Chaz just wanted a chance to dance, telling Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM radio show:
“[Dancing] gave me an opportunity to really physically challenge myself. For so many years, I was uncomfortable with my body. And now finally being comfortable in it for the first time, doing something like this was really appealing to me.”