“She definitely lived life to the fullest,” said Smart. “While I was sitting at her funeral, thinking about life and death, I just thought,” It’s okay to have fun. It’s okay to do something happy. Not everything I do has to be 100% serious all the time. I’m more than just a one-sided person, ” So why not. “
Smart was revealed to be the person wearing the moth costume in the Wednesday issue of “The Masked Dancer”. Smart said she also felt that after the dark events of 2020, she wanted to do something light and fun.
“It was probably the scariest thing I did voluntarily,” Smart said. “It was a lot of fun. I mean, how many times does a person say they have a whole team of people they work with every day, like five people working there to help make you the best you can be.”
Smart was revealed after dancing to Michael Bublé’s version of “Sway”. She said she kept her participation in the “masked dancer” a secret to everyone except her husband and manager.
“It doesn’t mean I turned down these kinds of offers before, but I think it gave me a new, greater appreciation for them,” she said. “There are a lot of talented, nice, kind people working on these shows I honestly think they just want to make people smile. That was a really great experience for me, and it really helped me get a greater appreciation for all involved in the whole process.”
Smart, who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted as a teenager, became an advocate for the missing and victims of abuse.
Smart told Variety that she expected some viewers to be surprised by her participation in the show. “I don’t think most people, even those, know me well. I’d guess I would do something like this,” she said. “Life should also be happy, not serious all the time. I want to have a happy life too, just as much as I want to have a meaningful life linked to positive change, education and prevention. I also personally want to have a happy life and I’m fine if others see this side of me.” “.
Among the panelists, Brian Austin Green was right with Smart, the name Ken Jeong Karlie Kloss, Paula Abdul guessed Cathy Griffin, and Ashley Tisdale thought it a gem. Guest Committee member Sherrill Heinz Megan Kelly.
Smart had previously danced to Brooks & Dunn’s “Boot Scootin Boogie”, and in her first episode, committee members guessed Kelly, Monica Lewinsky and Marla Maples.
“The Masked Dancer” includes a “Word Up” feature, where each contestant says one word indicating their identity. The first word “Word Up” from Smart was “Inspired” and the second “Word Up” was “Best Selling”.
This season’s costumes include Zebra, Tulip, Sloth, Exotic Bird, Cotton Candy, Cricket, Disco Ball, Mouth, Ice Cube, and Hammerhead. Previously revealed Bill Nye as The Science Man as Ice Cube, and Ice-T as Disco Ball.
The show promotes a team of 10 celebrities who “have accumulated over 38 million albums sold worldwide, 20 Emmy Award nominations, 20 Grammy Award nominations, 10 World Dancing, five New York Times Bestselling Author titles, and four medals.” Olympic gold and three appearances on Broadway “.
Here are the other contestants and their performances in Episode Three, Group B Qualifiers – These Masks Don’t Lie!
Dance: “All My Life” written by K-Ci and Jojo
Up word: “a hero”
Panel Guesses: Floyd Mayweather, Mario Lopez, Tito Ortiz, Tony Robbins
Voiceover: “It was amazing to be on the big stage again. It really gave me a little taste of adrenaline that I lost, since my golden promotion to ZEO, our mission at Zebra Inc. is to help others, especially those who might not be able to help themselves. Childhood was tough. Surrounded by poverty and crime. But also, I’ve always loved, and wouldn’t have gotten to where I am today without the support of some great mentors and friends. That’s why I have to return the favor and be the hero of all the little zebras out there that need someone to believe in. Sometimes life is crazy but love will always help you fight.My first dance was fun salsa music, but tonight, I’ll slow it down with a sexy duet.You wouldn’t know how hard it is to bring a sexy zebra, but just like life, if I could direct love, I’d come out front “.
Previous dance: “Magalehna” by Sergio Mendes
Previous word: “Count”
Estimates of the previous commission: Ricky Martin, Kevin Richardson, Pitbull
Dance: Lady Gaga’s “Sour Candy” feat. Black pink
Up word: “Team player”
Panel Guesses: Tara Lipinski, Kristi Yamaguchi, Jena Council
Voiceover: “It was a scary fall. But do you think I’ll let one fall stop me? No way. I’m used to setbacks. I grew up in a place where life was simple and carefree. For everyone except me. It was very difficult to balance the practice with everything else. In my life.I missed a lot of milestones and started feeling snowed by kids my age. I even missed the high school graduation party. It made me want to scream sometimes. But after all these years, I’m really grateful for those sacrifices. Because I did it here and I’m taking the risk. Once again, the last time it was just me and my partner. But tonight I’m with some of the most talented dancers. So I have to be special and show the committee why I deserve a place in the Super Six. ”
Previous dance: “Glitter in the air” from among you
Previous word: ‘The peak’
Estimates of the previous commission: Jenna Board, Pink, Julianne Hough
Dance: “Up Where We Belong,” by Joe Coker and Jennifer Warnes
Up word: ‘The Leading Man’
Panel Guesses: Jonathan Grove, Keegan Michael Key, Will Ferrell
Voiceover: “Last week was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done in my life. I’m just kidding. It’s not hard for stars like me! But I didn’t always feel that way. When I was young, we moved to a new place with a new language. I just didn’t fit. In the end, I got famous.” I am a bad boy. The truth is that I was afraid to show people who I am. But I took the opportunity and jumped. And it worked. I learned a lot about myself. So tonight, I will take another opportunity and put my soul on stage. It’s not easy for me to be vulnerable. But if I can make you laugh in the process, it will be worth it. “
Previous dance: “What I love about you” to romantics
Previous word: Broadway
Estimates of the previous commission: Matthew Morrison, Kevin Federline, and Jason Derulo