Cher says her son is courageous. Kristin Cavallari says he's confident.
Chaz Bono will need every ounce of both on Dancing With the Stars.
The controversial transgendered contestant has generated tons of buzz in the weeks leading up to the September 19 premiere, but can he actually dance? Insiders say that, at least thus far, Chaz suffers from a lack of rhythm.
Even Cher said she was surprised Chaz is doing DWTS - not because of his gender change, but because he has NO moves. Can he learn fast enough?
Either way, it's always been more about making a statement than the dancing itself, and fan support can carry a contestant at least a few weeks.
On the flip side, DWTS set sources say Chaz is VERY well-liked among the professional dancers and contestants - "a very cool dude," one says.
Indeed, he's handled the scrutiny surrounding his casting well so far. When he bows out - even if it's one week - expect his head to be held high.