Ariana Madix Reacts to Carrie Ann Inaba Saying She Could Win ‘DWTS’

Ariana Madix is having an ideal season on Dancing With the Stars — a lot in order that choose Carrie Ann Inaba thinks she might win all the competitors.

“It’s the good factor ever to listen to her say that,” Madix, 38, completely advised Us Weekly after the Tuesday, October 31, episode of the ballroom dance present. “Carrie Ann is a troublesome critic. I do know she doesn’t say that flippantly. I simply hope that within the coming weeks I can show her proper. [When she said that], I used to be like, ‘What’s occurring?’”

The Vanderpump Guidelines star — whose DWTS companion is Pasha Pashkov — mentioned that Inaba’s form phrases solely make her wish to strive more durable because the season progresses. “I simply don’t wish to let her down after saying that,” Madix advised Us. “I simply wish to preserve getting higher. … Two weeks from now, I hope to nonetheless be right here and have her be like, ‘I used to be proper.’”

Madix and Pashkov, 37, completed on the high of the leaderboard following their Tuesday routine, which earned them three 9’s and a ten, the latter from choose Bruno Tonioli. The duo carried out an Argentine tango to “Dangerous Man” by Billie Eilish.

After their efficiency, Inaba, 55, was enthusiastic along with her reward. “I believe you will have what it takes to win it,” she advised Madix. “You will have one thing spectacular.”

Ariana Madix Reacts to ‘DWTS’ Judge Carrie Ann Inaba Saying She Could Win: ‘What’s Happening?’

Pasha Pashkov and Ariana Madix on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
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Madix advised Us that it felt “loopy wonderful” to complete on the high throughout Tuesday’s Monster Night time episode. “We work so exhausting day-after-day, and to see that onerous work repay for the judges or the gang? To see that and really feel that as effectively, it’s an superior feeling,” she added.

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The truth star admitted that she’s feeling a bit nervous about rehearsing for subsequent week’s episode, provided that she’ll even be touring to Las Vegas this weekend for BravoCon.

“Now we have two dances subsequent week,” she advised Us. When requested how she deliberate to suit her practices into her busy schedule over the subsequent few days, she replied, “I don’t know. A miracle?”

Ariana Madix Reacts to ‘DWTS’ Judge Carrie Ann Inaba Saying She Could Win: ‘What’s Happening?’

Ariana Madix and Carrie Ann Inaba.
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Regardless of the time crunch, she’s nonetheless excited to mingle with Bravo followers in Sin Metropolis. “It’s so unbelievable assembly so many individuals. It’s actually, actually enjoyable,” she mentioned, including that she’s not trying ahead to the dearth of sleep. “It’s not a marathon. It’s a dash full out the entire time. … I’m simply hoping that I don’t let my companion down or my staff down subsequent week with regards to these two dances.”

Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC and Disney+ Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Hannah Kahn