Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC Television Group © 2011 Disney Photo: Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy: Costume Hit

We caught up with dreamy Dancing With the Stars dance pro Val Chmerkovskiy at Sunday night’s Dance With Me showcase in Brooklyn, NY, and had to ask him who his ideal dancing partner might be for next season. After debuting on DWTS with Italian actress and George Clooney ex Elisabetta Canalis we were expecting the Ukrainian all-star to go with a similarly slinky, sexy model-type. But, as it turns out, Val is more impressed by a powerful woman than just another pretty face.

Wetpaint: Do you have a dream partner?

VC: Oprah, I guess. I’d take Oprah. Because I know that she’s a hard worker. Because the accolades that she’s accomplished in her career, it takes a very strong person to do that. I think Dancing With the Stars would be a very small, less chore for her of everything that she does.

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