updated 10/24/2011 AT 6:40 AM ET
•originally published 10/24/2011 AT 8:10 AM ET
Last week was great. The rumba was really challenging, so I was really happy when we got our scores and Rob was finally able to connect with the dance. That particular dance is the hardest for the celebrities.
In the beginning it was hard, because you have to be sexy. Rob and I only mess around during rehearsals, so it was really difficult to take it seriously. I kept telling him he has to be sexy, and every time I’d say it, he’d roll his eyes. He doesn’t think of himself as being sexy, and on top of that, he had to be sexy with me.
But he was able to pull it off. Whenever we’re in rehearsals, he never really goes all out until the actual show. He surprises me every time.