Adam Rippon made his Dancing With the Stars debut on Monday (April 30) night, and the Olympic bronze medal skater made an enormous splash by trotting out a classic dance track from LBGTQ icon RuPaul to the world of DWTS.
Rippon and partner Jenna Johnson, both in sheer black material, danced the cha cha to RuPaul’s “Sissy That Walk,” bringing vogueing, twirls and some Naomi Campbell runway strutting to the show. In short, the dancefloor was owned. (His pre-dance video found him in command mode, too, with Rippon not just speaking to camera, but directing it.)
“I’m not a scientist, but we’ve got chemistry,” Rippon said of his connection to Johnson. The judges agreed, earning 8s (out of 10) from the three judges, tying him for the highest score of the night.