Dancing with the Stars went big for season 20, and so did Erin Andrews. Not only did she take more fashion risks (jumpsuits and crop tops, anyone?), but she also ditched her Gisele-like extensions and cut her hair the shortest we’ve ever seen it. Before the first half of this week’s two-night finale.
“The two looks that I loved the most were two pantsuits, because that’s so me” Erin says. “I was so pumped to be able to do that in a fun way that was proper for the ballroom. Wearing a ball gown is great, but I feel more myself when I’m in pantsuit.”
“I really loved the yellow Prada we did for Disney night. It was just so perfect, and kind of like a Disney dress,” she says. “I stood in front of the [step and repeat] and started spinning around and it just felt so princess-y. The show was so magical that night.”
“A lot of people have been so sweet about [this Monique Lhuillier dress],” Erin says. “[People] said I either looked like a Disney princess of Glenda the Good Witch.”
“The Stella McCartney one I wore the night of my birthday was a nice cream,” she says. “I cut my hair that day. We can all be honest, I’m obsessed with Gisele, but I was tired of the mermaid weave, and who was I really fooling with that whole thing after a while? I just wanted to change it up for a bit. It’s a different look and fun to play around with it.”
“The red Dolce and Gabbana I wore for Latin Night I really liked. It was lace. We did a fun side pony tail.”
“It’s been a major tease to be able to wear Martin Katz jewels this season because it’s the most gorgeous diamonds I’ve ever been able to wear,” she says. “I hate taking them off at the end of the night! The pictures and television don’t do it justice, but when I put it on in my dressing room, everyone gasps.”
“For tonight’s show, we originally weren’t into the dress I’m going to be wearing. But once I cut my hair, we tried it back on the other day and it looked great. I think for the finale, I’ve worn a little fancier, grander, ballroom gown, so we’ll probably do that again. Maybe the same color Rhianna wore to the Met Gala.”
So who does Erin think will win the special gold Mirrorball trophy tomorrow night? “Riker Lynch and Rumer Willis obviously have had the judges scores, but Noah Galloway is America’s sweetheart right now. People are pulling for him as they should for what he’s went through in his life and what he’s done for our country. I’m so excited. I’m honored that I got to know these three stars and everybody has been wonderful to work with. I think it’s going to be an emotional two nights.”
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