From Dancing With the Stars to The Great White Way?
Eliminated from ABC's reality hit Tuesday, author and activist Chaz Bono vows to keep dancing — and says he'd love to do Broadway!
"I really had fun dancing and I was a lot better than I thought I would be," Bono, 42, told reporters after getting the boot. "[I'd do Broadway] in a hot second! Yes! If Broadway comes knocking, please. I'd be very happy to do anything. I'd love this experience."
Facing criticism from DWTS judges — including Bruno Tonioli, who often compared his dance moves to animals — Bono says he had a feeling he'd made it to the end of the road even before Tuesday's results were announced.
"It's hard to compete in a competition at this point when you're being scored so much lower than everyone else," says Bono, who earned 19 out of 30 points for this week's tango, and was sent home over soccer star Hope Solo and her outspoken partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
The show's first ever transgendered contestant — engaged to Jennifer Elia — is confident in his turn on the series, though he wonders what his superstar mom, Cher, will think.
"I know that Jenny's kind of bummed out, but I talked to her today and I was like, 'Look, if I go, I've done everything I wanted to do, I got to stay a good long time, everything I did was respectable, and if it's my time then it's okay.' And my mom will probably be pissed! But not at me," Bono said.
Indeed, the 65-year-old music vet took to Twitter after her son's DWTS exit to voice her opinion on his elimination — and the judges who sent him packing.
"Going home is fine, but why insult him before he goes?" Cher Tweeted. "Maybe rudeness and flapping arms take the place of talent! As for the older gentleman [Len Goodman]…every show needs a grumpy old man! The chick [Carrie Ann Inaba] is beautiful and polite. The men suck!"
"It would have been a blast if Chaz stayed, but he never danced before, so it was a great dream for a great guy!" she continued.
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