Charo is back in the spotlight — and loving every minute of it!
In an exclusive new interview with Closer Weekly, the 66-year-old star gushed about joining the Season 24 cast of Dancing With the Stars — and revealed why she thinks she could take home the Mirror Ball Trophy!
"My cuchi-cuchi energy [will help me win!]" Charo recently told Closer. "If you believe in what you do, you are immortal."
"Music and the audience are my oxygen. All I have to do now is learn the dance steps," she continued.
Charo — who first rose to fame as a flamenco guitarist in the 1960s — is partnered with South-African born pro dancer Keo Motsepe for this season of Dancing With the Stars.
"We’re both hot! We’re going to combine two cultures, and we’re gonna bring it! I have a story to tell with my body movements," she told Closer of working with Keo, 27.
As for how she plans to win the reality show's coveted Mirror Ball Trophy? "I just want to have fun!" Charo exclaimed.
"Around the world I am known as a great musician. But in America, I am known as the cuchi-cuchi girl. That’s OK, because cuchi-cuchi has taken me all the way to the bank!" she added.
In a recent interview with Closer Weekly, DWTS competitor Mr. T similarly opened up about joining the popular series. "Mr. T ain’t worried about nothing! Them fools better be worried about us!" the 64-year-old star — who is partnered with pro Kym Johnson — said.
"I’m agile, mobile, and hostile!" he continued. And if Mr. T doesn't win the competition, he's OK with it! "You don’t lose when you try," he told Closer. "You lose when you do nothing."
Click through the gallery below to see the Season 24 cast’s professional DWTS photos!
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