Rob Kardashian will not win Dancing With the Stars, but he’s officially won bragging rights after a strong jive routine with partner Cheryl Burke last night.
“It’s official,” Carrie Ann Inaba said, bestowing a compliment he’ll never let his sister live down. “Rob Kardashian is a better dancer than Kim Kardashian!”
“No disrespect to Kim,” Inaba continued, before heaping more praise. “But you have the dancing gene, honey. It’s nice to see your confidence coming out.”
Bruno Tonioli agreed, telling the reality star he’d started “to blossom,” while Len Goodman praised Rob for his “great improvement” since last week.
Despite having a famous family, Rob Kardashian struggles with all eyes on him. “I’m scared as hell,” he admitted during rehearsal for the ABC show.
“I don’t feel great about myself at all. To be in front of people knowing I’m insecure with my weight, and I say I have man boobs jokingly, but it’s true.”
“Being surrounded by all these dancers who are in great shape, it’s just hard to be around and [then] be able to put yourself out there like that.”
With his score of 21, Kardashian tied Elisabetta Canalis, Chynna Phillips and Nancy Grace, just two points shy of Ricki Lake’s field-leading total of 23.
Look for Rob to be easily safe tonight and live to show up Kim another week.