Chris Soules hopes that Dancing with the Stars fans will react positively to his dedication to portraying a beloved Disney character.
Chris Soules will try to go from “Zero to Hero” by becoming Hercules for Disney Night on Dancing with the Stars. Unfortunately for Prince Farming, transforming into the son of a Greek God is a painful process — apparently, Hercules was hairless.
TMZ shared a video of Soules getting prepped for Monday night’s competition, and it shows The Bachelor star’s pro partner, Season 19 winner Witney Carson, ripping his chest hair out. Witney really seems to be enjoying herself, but Chris — not so much.
TMZ reports that Chris Soules will be dancing in a “skirt,” so the bottom half of his costume will likely resemble the one worn by the titular star of Disney’s Hercules. However, unlike the animated character, he’s going to be shirtless. There’s no word on whether Witney will also wax Soules’ legs for Monday night’s performance (he might prefer rocking a pair of flesh-colored tights).
The Inquisitr previously listed off the other Disney Night performances that DWTS fans have to look forward to. They include Rumer Willis’ Little Mermaid tango, Willow Shields’ Alice in Wonderland Viennese waltz, and Nastia Liukin’s Frozen jazz routine.
Chris Soules was at the bottom of the leaderboard last week, so he needs to work hard on making his swords and sandals routine entertaining. His footwork alone definitely won’t be enough to keep him on the show, so perhaps the hayseed Hercules should try impressing DWTS viewers with a few feats of strength. Witney Carson doesn’t look like she weighs much at all, so Chris should have no problem lifting her over his head.
Chris Soules might be off in Hollywood starring on a popular TV series and playing the handsome son of a Greek god, but The Bachelor star hasn’t forgotten his humble roots. According to Wetpaint, Prince Farming recently jetted back to his tiny hometown of Arlington, Iowa, to do a little plowing. He later shared the photo below that shows the desolate view from his tractor (this is your future, Whitney Bischoff).
“Love this view and the smell of fresh tilled soil!” Soules captioned the picture.
Hopefully, this focus on farming doesn’t prevent Chris from learning his footwork this week. He and Witney have also been criticized for their lack of chemistry, so spending too much time apart might not be the best idea right now.
Do you think Hercules was the right movie choice for Chris Soules and Witney Carson? You can check out their performance when Dancing with the Stars airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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