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The Daily Dish Dancing Queens

Teresa Giudice, Kenya Moore and More Bravolebs Who Have Competed on Dancing with the Stars

Several Real Housewives have competed on Dancing with the Stars over the years, with some happy to be eliminated and others sad it ended without a Mirror Ball Trophy.

By Caitlin Schunn

Dancing is one of the most fun activities out there — and whether you're a novice or an expert, there are always new dance moves to learn. Many Bravo stars have shown off their dance moves on their own series, but later moved to a whole new level by joining Dancing with the Stars.

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On the dance competition show, many Real Housewives have learned how to ballroom dance just like the cast of Bravo’s upcoming show Dancing Queens (it's all about amateur ballroom dancers!), which premieres in May. Before the juicy new show arrives, take a look at the many Bravo stars that have joined Dancing With The Stars and see how they performed.

Teresa Giudice on Dancing with the Stars

Teresa Giudice at a restaurant in Ireland.

The most recent Bravoleb to grace the ballroom, The Real Housewives of New Jersey OG was sent home early in the fall of 2022 after landing in the bottom two for the second week in a row. Teresa Giudice used her time on Bravo to her advantage while competing, though, recreating the iconic Season 1 table flip during a dance to a cover of Rihanna’s “We Found Love.”

“I did that for my fans,” Teresa said at the time.“Because I know they love the whole table-flip thing. This time I did it with a smile … the first time I didn’t do it with a smile.”

Despite a quick exit, Teresa called her time on the show an “amazing experience,” saying, “Finally, my dream came true. I’ve always wanted to dance.”

Lisa Vanderpump on Dancing with the Stars

Lisa Vanderpump seen at Watch What Happens Live

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills OG and Vanderpump Rules star Lisa Vanderpump also made her way to Dancing with the Stars.

Lisa made it to the fourth week of the competition in the spring of 2013, but had some bumps along the way, including a fainting spell during rehearsal, according to PEOPLE. She said she felt “an element of relief” after leaving, telling PEOPLE she was “OK with it.”

“We knew we weren’t going to win. We were competing against an Olympian and a 16-year-old dancer. I’m a 52-year-old restaurateur. Give me a break. It is what it is,” Lisa told PEOPLE after the elimination.

Lisa Rinna on Dancing with the Stars

Lisa Rinna Coachella Pictures

The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsLisa Rinna was a very early competitor on the show, dancing in Season 2 in 2007. She lasted six rounds before she was eliminated in round seven based on audience voting, despite having higher scores from the judges than football legend Jerry Rice.

Lisa had a good time on the show, saying of her Rumba performance: “It’s sensual, it’s sexual, you know, it’s almost like you’re having sex on the dance floor.”

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Lisa also said that her book, Rinnavation: Getting Your Best Life Ever, was partially inspired by the great physical shape she was in after competing on the show.

Erika Jayne on Dancing with the Stars

Erika Jayne at a red carpet event.

In true Erika Jayne fashion, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member reacted to her elimination from the dancing competition by remaining unbothered: She posted a clip of her music video for “How Many F***s” to her Instagram the night her elimination aired.

The competition took a toll on Erika’s mental health in the spring of 2017, as she broke down into tears and had to be consoled by her professional partner, Gleb Savchenko.

“I’ve just never really felt that disconnected from the audience,” Erika said on the show. “I’ve never really felt this way ever. I think I should be performing better than I am. I think I’m capable of that. Maybe I’m just holding back.”

She got her highest marks of the competition for her waltz to Sia’s cover of “Unforgettable,” but it wasn’t enough to keep her out of the bottom two and she was sent home. Still, she thanked fans, and said she had a “wonderful time.”

Kenya Moore on Dancing with the Stars

Kenya Moore RHOA Reunion Look season 14

The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kenya Moore called being part of the cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 30 in the fall of 2021 “one of the happiest times of my life.”

In a “Gone With The Wind fabulous” manner, Kenya managed to escape elimination for six weeks before landing in the bottom two after an Argentine tango.

“I just want to say thank you so much for this opportunity. This has been a dream come true,” Kenya said after she was eliminated.

Kenya was upset by the turn of events, wiping away tears on a flight in an Instagram Story with the caption, “So sad right now.”

But she also had a lot of love for her partner, Brandon Armstrong, as she wrote on Instagram, “If anyone embodies what I think Prince Charming would be it’s [Brandon]…what a good dancer, but what a great person! I now have a friend for life.”

Kim Zolciak-Biermann on Dancing with the Stars

Kim Zolciak Biermann at a Gucci Mane event

The Mirror Ball trophy champ that could have been … but we’ll never know. Kim Zolciak-Biermamm had to bow out early from competing on Dancing with the Stars in the fall of 2015, after suffering a mini-stroke that September. The following month, she underwent a successful heart surgery for an underlying heart condition that contributed to the health scare.  

But the Don’t Be Tardy mother returned to the stage during the Season 21 finale, to finish the I Dream Of Jeannie-inspired routine she was supposed to perform before withdrawing.

It was an emotional dance for her, as she posted on Instagram, “Crazy moment. Like, for real. I was just like, oh my God, I’m so blessed to be here. There’s no words.”

Watch Dancing Queens when it premieres on Tuesday, May 9 at 9/8c on Bravo, with episodes airing the next day on Peacock.

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