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Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With the Stars 2014: Amy Purdy and Derek Hough’s Week 1 Cha-Cha-Cha (VIDEO)

One the Dancing With the Stars Season 18 premiere Amy Purdy and Derek Hough had the Cha-Cha-Cha.

In her video package, the perky paralympian explained that she thinks doing Dancing With the Stars will be a nice change of pace. She also talked about her harrowing story about losing both of her legs when she was 19. That's impressive. The fact that she was taking part in the paralympics and training to dance with Derek at the same time is even more impressive to us!

And, wow, is she good. You'd never know she's disabled, and has great performance factor. She was all smiles, and her hip work was pretty good. With those moves and that story, she'll go far.

Len started by saying they won't judge her differently than any other star, and then said she did really well. "We have Wonder Woman in this room!" Bruno declared. "You are like a beacon of light in those world!" said Carrie Ann.

Score: 24/30.

Catch the next episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 18 on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!