Admittedly out of her element, Hope Solo proved she could adapt to the situation at hand and shine at the same time.
That was the story Monday as Solo showed off a completely different side in the television spotlight, moving her way to a career-high score during an emotional Week 3 of "Dancing with the Stars."
Solo, one of the stars of the United States Women's National Team in soccer, earned scores of 8 across the board from judges Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba for 24 points. Dancing to "Tonight" by Enrique Iglesias, Solo and Chmerkovskiy were solid in their Cha-Cha-Cha routine and are in all likelihood advancing to Week 4 of the season.
Known more for the rugged, athletic demeanor that has led her to become the world's top goalkeeper, Solo was simply scintillating and sexy in her short, tight black dress.
Judge favorites Derek Hough and celebrity partner Ricki Lake earned a 27 for their performance, taking top honors during an evening that celebrated each contestants most important, memorable time of their respective lives.
- Jeremy Pond, Publisher