Erika Girardi (pictured in middle of above photo), also known by her stage name Erika Jayne, is paired with pro dancer Gleb Savchenko. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
star and Savchenko are rumored to be dancing the Salsa for their first performance. On RHOBH
, Girardi is known for "keeping it real" and for high-fashion and over-the-top looks. She is also know for her hit songs like "Expensive," “Painkillr,” “Crazy,” and most recently, “How Many F-ks." Girardi's husband is lawyer Thomas Girardi, who is most revered for his involvement with the famous Erin Brokovich case. When it comes to Girardi's role on RHOBH
this season, she tells The Daily Dish
: I think it's very easy to get caught up in the cars and the glamour and in Erika Jayne, but at the end of the day, we're all human. And I think that the audience gets to see a little bit more of who I am. I'm just a regular human being with struggles and fears and family stuff just like everyone else.
Girardi's preparation for DWTS
has apparently been quite intense, but on a different level from her Real Housewives
moments. She told Bravo that: I’m beyond excited. This is a good thing. It’s really tough, but I have a great partner. It’s very exciting ... You put in about four to five [hours]. That’s rehearsals. And it’s intense, because it’s just the two of you. So it’s private, and you’re choreographing the number and setting it, so it’s a lot. And then to learn these dances that I’ve never done. They’re very intense.
On an episode of Watch What Happens Live
, fellow RHOBH
co-star Lisa Rinna said she thinks Girardi will do very well on this season of DWTS
. If anyone is a true entertainer, it's Erika Jayne. (Instagram/ThePrettyMess