Petra Nemcova: Dancing For the Tsunami Victims

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Petra Nemcova's performance wasn't the best of the Dancing With the Stars season opener, but the supermodel's effort was easily the most emotional.

In 2004, she survived, barely, a tsunami in Southeast Asia that claimed thousands of lives, including her fiance. Her pelvis was shattered in four places.

During rehearsals for DWTS March 11, Petra, who worked tirelessly to promote relief efforts, almost quit when she learned of the devastation in Japan.

Ultimately, the Czech beauty decided to stick it out and use the show as a chance to "shine more of a light on the lives of children who are forgotten."

Given her obstacles, her opening routine was more than respectable ...

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente