Credit: Getty Images Photo: Dancing With the Stars 2013: Deena Nicole Set to Join Season 16?

Just because MTV’s cameras have stopped rolling doesn’t mean Jersey Shore star Deena Nicole Cortese, 26, is done with reality television. In fact, there’s a show on another network she’s dying to get on: ABC’s Dancing With the Stars!

And it doesn’t sound that far-fetched. Insiders tells Wetpaint Entertainment communication has started between Deena’s team and the higher-ups on the hit dance completion, which is gearing up for its Season 16 premiere. Deena opened up to us about why snagging a spot on the show would be a dream come true ... and who she’d want as her partner!

Wetpaint Entertainment: Why Dancing With the Stars?
 
Deena Nicole: I love dancing, I always have. And I’ve been dancing for a really long time. I think I could go really far on the show.

Who would your ideal partner be?
 
Definitely one of the shorter guys. I think it’d look weird if I was with someone too tall. Mark Ballas would be amazing! I love him.

Would you do the Jersey Turnpike in one of your routines?
 
Absolutely! It’s my signature move.

What about Season 2 of Snooki & JWOWW? Will we see you on that?
 
You might. I haven’t seen the finished episodes yet, but I was over there at least three or four times while they were filming.
 
What do you think? Would you like to see Deena on the dance floor? Sound off in the comments!


Dancing With the Stars Season 16 premieres March 18, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.