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Having survived the 2004 tsunami that claimed her fiance’s life, and in the wake of the tragedy in Japan earlier this year, Petra Nemacova almost quit DWTS.

Instead, the supermodel said she’s going Dancing With a Purpose.

To the music of “You Raise Me Up,” which she listened to after revisiting the areas hit by the tsunami, she and Dmitry Chaplin waltzed to a tie for the lead (with Hines Ward) last night. Bruno says she danced like an angel. We won’t argue:

Dancing With the Stars Week 3 - Petra and Dmitry