VIDEO: Mirai Nagasu Will Take "Dancing With The Stars" Learnings To The Ice

May 15, 2018, 8:07 p.m. (ET)
Mirai Nagasu Lived Her Best Life On "Dancing With The Stars"
 
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Mirai Nagasu has long wanted to compete on "Dancing with the Stars." The two-time Olympic figure skater and team bronze medalist even went so far as to campaign during the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, telling the press after her free skate that the performance served as her audition for the show. So of course Nagasu was selected for the first athlete-only season, and since seeing her dream come true she has dazzled as a fan favorite and one of the top-scoring athletes, despite being eliminated the week before the finale. Nagasu was the first athlete to receive a perfect 10, which she scored when performing a foxtrot to "It's A Small World" during the second week while outfitted as a Disney princess. In the above interview with TeamUSA.org, Nagasu and professional dance partner Alan Bersten discuss their relationship with one another, Nagasu's strengths and weaknesses as a dancer, and what lessons she will take back to the ice with her.