Fans of Dancing with the Stars may only remember Louie Vito for his stint on last season's show, but right now he's currently representing the U.S. at the Vancouver Games. Vito is blogging about his experiences for People magazine--and the 21-year-old says Dancing with the Stars really helped him learn to handle pressure.
"Dancing With the Stars was pressure like I've never dealt with before," he wrote. "Every week you're kind of going out there wearing clothes you'd never even really wear on Halloween, and even more so you're doing something you don't have a lot of confidence in every week in front of a live audience with 22 million people. In snowboarding, I'm wearing what I want to wear, doing what I know I'm good at and what I know the judges want to see and it's just a lot more relaxing in that sense."
"It's great," he writes, referring to how many Canadian fans he has met in Vancouver. "Dancing With the Stars is a lot more mainstream than Apolo Ohno's sport and even more than snowboarding, but it doesn't really bother me at all. Any kind of thing like that is a positive look for me!"
Let's see how Vito does and just how on his game all that tripping the light fantastic has made him!