Chaz Bono might be making most of the “Dancing with the Star” headlines, but when it comes to crowning a Season 13 champion, Kristin Cavallari thinks fellow contestant Ricki Lake is going to dance off with the mirrorball.
“I think Ricki Lake, I really do,” the reality star told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Tuesday’s Access Hollywood Live, when asked who the frontrunner might be. “I’ve seen her dance and she’s good.”
The former star of “The Hills” said the pressure has been mounting as the premiere of the hit ABC series quickly approaches.
“I haven’t been sleeping well since I decided to do it,” she revealed. “Every time I think about the first show, I get kind of crazy.”
Helping her every two-step of the way is her pro partner Mark Balls.
“He doesn’t yell at me, he’s very nice. He makes me feel very comfortable. He’s always very even-keeled and nice,” she said of Mark.
Kristin was quick to extinguish any rumors of a “Dancing” romance between her and Mark, who is dating former “American Idol” contestant Pia Toscano.
“No, no, that’s the last thing on my mind!” Kristin told Kit and Billy when asked about the possibly of chemistry between her and her pro. “I’m scared of Pia! Mark is so sweet.”
“Dancing with the Stars” will premiere on Monday, September 19, in a two-hour show, at 8 PM ET/PT.
The following night, ABC will air “Dancing with the Stars: Meet the Cast,” which airs at 8 PM, followed at 9 PM by the first “DWTS” results show.