Maria Menounos and Derek Hough might be the hottest Dancing With the Stars pairing of the season, even if their debut was not so hot on technical merit.
She had the misfortune of kicking off the DWTS season premiere, and the nerves were palpable Monday. Maria will have to overcome her fears to survive.
She's with Derek, though, so expect her to stick around at least long enough to give it the old college try. Don't write the easy-on-the-eyes pair off just yet.
Watch their season-opening performance below: