“Dancing with the Stars” Season 23 favorite Laurie Hernandez is one step closer to winning the mirror ball.
On Monday night’s episode, the Olympic gold medalist and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, performed a routine to Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” and earned the season’s first perfect score. What makes that even more impressive is the fact that Hernandez, 16, had to learn most of the steps by watching videos sent to her by Chmerkovskiy due to her busy gymnastics training schedule.
Clearly her other obligations didn’t set her back at all. All of the judges awarded the athlete perfect 10s, and Julianne Hough dubbed her “Queen of the Ballroom.”
You can watch the whole performance below:
“Dancing with the Stars” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.