Amy Purdy is proving to be tough competition on Dancing With The Stars. Even Jimmy Kimmel, who predicts who will win every season, has a feeling the bronze-medal-winning paralympian and partner Derek Hough will be Season 18’s winners!
When looking at Purdy for the first time that might not seem surprising. But Purdy lost both her legs after a bout with bacterial meningitis at age 19. The beautiful athlete hasn’t let her prosthetic legs deter her, though.
Purdy’s contemporary dance for Week 3 left audience members crying. “They told me about her and I said, ‘I have to dance with her, I have to do this. I’m too inspired,’” Hough told ABC News. “We are just going to continue to defy the odds.” And he’s so supportive of Purdy. “For me, it’s all about progress, progress and people’s happiness, and growing and contributing,” he continued to ABC News. “I told her the other day, every step you take is already a success. Take that pressure off and just enjoy it.”