‘Glee’ star Amber Riley is starting off her stint on ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ with a bang! The actress and singer whom plays Mercedes on the hit sit-com danced her way to a high-score on the premiere evening (September 16th) of the competition series. Paired with dancer Derek Hough, the two performed a cha-cha full of intricate turns and footwork.
The pair earned a 27 out of 30 score for their dance, earning them the highest score of the evening of all 9s from the judges, and also earning the highest debut score in the history of the series. In her interview above, Amber expresses that she hopes to be a positive role-model for young curvy girls all over the country through her dancing.
Press play up top to see her record-breaking cha-cha!