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Pamela Anderson and her professional partner Tristan MacManus scored the lowest score of the night on the season opener of the all-star version of Dancing with the Stars, but that isn’t discouraging Anderson.
The former Baywatch star, 45, recognizes she’s “not the best dancer,” but she hopes her “heart” will carry her through.
“Humans aren't perfect, and I think it was very brave of us to go that strong with our emotional connection about the dance,” she told People backstage after her cha-cha.
"I think there was a lot of good stuff about it," she also said. "I take it seriously. I write down the song and think about my own personal experiences."
They got a score of 17 out of 30, but Anderson says"I know I bring other things to the table.I know I'm not the best dancer, but I have a lot of heart and I have a lot of guts, and I want to be able to portray that."
"This gives me an opportunity to be myself and be good at something," she continued. "It's emotional, too. It's this whole weird thing. I've got to stay in it. I promise I won't let you down."
MacManus agrees, saying "No matter what happens, we can't do anything about tomorrow, so I have to turn my attention to next week."
But if you’re expecting Anderson and MacManus to start dating after watching their chemistry on the dance floor, MacManus says "[Our chemistry] wouldn't be as good if something [romantic] were to happen between us," adding, "Everything we're kind of building towards is about that frustration. And that's where the chemistry is. The chemistry is about that tension."
The Huffington Post reports that Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke were the highest scorers of the night, getting a 24.5.