Nyle DiMarco Performs A Killer Cha-Cha On “Dancing With The Stars”

Future winner right here!

America’s Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco came out of the gate guns blazing during his Dancing With the Stars debut on the show’s 22nd season premiere last night, impressing both the judges and viewers at home with an absolutely stellar cha-cha to DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean.”

Nyle and his partner, pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd, scored a 23 of 30, even despite an injury earlier in the day that sent Nyle to the hospital.

Since judges take personality and flair into account, we can’t help but point out Nyle probably jacked up the couple’s score a few points by ripping his shirt open toward the beginning.


Nyle told People last week that since he is deaf, he’d be dancing to the vibrations in the bass he can feel. But things didn’t go exactly according to plan last night.

Speaking with People after the show last night, Nyle said he couldn’t feel vibrations when the performance began, but trucked through the dance anyhow. “She’s dancing to the music, I just follow her with my eyes,” he said.

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Matthew Tharrett is a writer, filmmaker, and above all else, a Britney fan. He once shared a milkshake with Selena Gomez.