After a strong performance to The Little Mermaid’s "Poor Unfortunate Souls," Sophia Pippen, 9, along with her partner Jake Monreal and mentor Sasha Farber, was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars: Juniors last night.
Before her performance, her godmother Kim Kardashian West stopped by the rehearsal studio to give Sophia, some words of encouragement. Sophia, the daughter of NBA legend Scottie Pippen and Kardashian West’s best friend Larsa Pippen, had some reservations. "It’s going to be hard to play a villain in this dance because I’m really shy," she said. But Kardashian West was able to calm the dancer’s nerves.
As Kim reminisced about her own DWTS experience (she was eliminated in the third round with partner Mark Ballas), she told Sophia, "I wasn’t on the show for very long," she said. "The rumba did me under." "I think my shyness really hurt me, so I really want you to be confident," she added. "You just have to let it go!"
Hudson West, Tripp Palin Johnston and MasterChef Junior champ Addison Osta Smitha were eliminated earlier in the season. Frankie Muniz and Jordan Fisher host the show.AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS JUNIORS KIM KARDASHIAN SURPRISES SOPHIA PIPPEN
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AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS JUNIORS SOPHIA PIPPEN IS ELIMINATED
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