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Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars on ABC has started and word that Professional Dancer, Emma Slater has a new partner may come as a surprise to many. Slater became engaged to her forever partner, Sasha Farber, live on television, last season - and only weeks ago, Slater thrilled DWTS and NFL fans everywhere by debuting her duo with running back, Rashad Jennings on Good Morning America. So, who is this new partner?
"I am delighted to announce I have a new partner - Dancing with the Stars Self Tanner by Norvell with Vio-7™," mused Slater. She continues, "As a professional dancer, who wears skin baring costumes, I have tried it all - and I sadly, have been every color under the sun including the dreaded orange! Dancing with the Stars Self Tanner with Vio-7 is distinctly different."
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We'll get to these amazing products in a few moments but first, I had the chance to interview Emma and here are some of her thoughts on being your best and helping others be their best as well.
Tell us about yourself and why you do what you do.
I'm a passionate person who loves too many things to be doing something for a living that I don't love. I always wanted to perform and express myself creatively. I dance because it was the most 'me' I've ever felt and I can't hide behind my words like I normally do. I'm a words person and I love to write but dancing is that part of me where I don't have to explain and I can play the real character of me. The insides become the outsides instantly.
How do you help others be their best?
I will always be a supporter of positive mental attitude. I truly believe one of the best ways to help yourself is to help others. That kindness pays back, not only do you share your positivity with someone else, the joy and sense of fulfillment it gives you makes you a positive, happy person. People underestimate what a little kind hello and smile can do. We are all more alike than we are different.
It's been my life long dream to create a charity, foundation or organization. When I was a kid I wanted to protect the rain forests and I still do but now I'm thinking in another direction though I feel it might take a few years. But it will be worth it!
How did you get to be where you are today?
I owe my life to my parents completely. There's no stronger force in my life. The path they led me and my sister on and moral standing they passed on to us only attributes the outstanding people they are. They put us first and allowed us to dream and see the best in everything. My parents would sacrifice their weekends every single week to driving me all over England for dance. My dance partner lived 3 hours away, one way! I'll never be able to thank them enough for all of the sacrifices they made, the time and money they spent. We have so much love in our family, and I can't wait to be like that with my kids one day too.
How do you help yourself be the best you can be?
I have good taste in Fiances!! Hahaha my Fiancé Sasha (Farber) is my best friend and everything I didn't even know I could have in a partner. He's the love of my life.
I need to listen to music. That's a huge part of finding my inner peace, clearing my head space. I also eat as healthy as my palette will allow. The main way I help myself though, is by helping others.
Have you ever been fired?
So far I've never been fired. Touching wood that I can keep that up!
What do you hope to accomplish in the future?
In the future I hope to raise a beautiful family and continue to explore life's opportunities. I want to travel more. I would love to speak Russian, something I'm learning but sadly not very good at just yet. I hope to branch out a little more into presenting and doing some TV hosting. I plan to have a foundation and make a positive impact in how much people give back.
Please give us a few shameless plugs
I'm so thrilled to be partnering up with Norvell on the 'Dancing with the Stars' Self Tanning Collection. Being a dancer I've experienced every single tan imaginable, from the green tan, to the streaky, from the orange to the snake skin! So teaming up with Norvell has been so exciting as they are the only ones to have a wonderful formula called Vio-7 which is an anti-orange complex. All products in the line are really easy to use and give you a wonderfully consistent glow. So that's my big project right now and I can't wait for it to hit the shelves! www.tanDWTS.com
PERFORMANCE self-tanning airbrush spray - This micro-fine mist sashays across the? skin delivering an all over, flawless tan worthy of a perfect ten. Utilizing advanced spray technology, it's never been simpler to give sunless tanning a whirl.
Please give us a plug or two for someone or something else.
Dancing with the Stars is into its 24th season and my partner Rashad and I are working hard each week to bring our A game!! Having so much fun with him. My goal this season is to create memorable dances and add a storyline to each one of them. I want to add more art and individuality to each piece. It airs every Monday night on ABC, hope you like #TeamShadSquad and if you do please vote!
Share a secret.
I am the real Slim Shady. Shhhhh
and now back to more about these amazing products...
Formulated using the same color theory principles seen in purple shampoo to neutralize brassiness, Dancing with the Stars Self Tanner with Vio-7 utilizes a unique blend of violet and brown tone bronzer pigments designed to counter an unwanted orange undertone when sunless tanning.
"Vio-7™ is not only innovative, but I consider it my insurance when prepping each week for the scrutiny of HDTV" Slater remarks. "The Dancing with the Starsname is synonymous with a coveted tan and Norvell is known as the #1 professional self tanner. Two champions have come together to create the best self - tanning product ever. Now, you can have this same tan too!"
For the first time, Dancing with the Stars Self Tanning products are available to the masses. And what are the products that Slater is certain will make youTANgo?
PERFECTION self-tanning mousse - This super lightweight, velvety mousse glides as easily over one’s body as a professional dancer moves across the floor. With a simple sweep across the skin - an instant, yet long-lasting bronze color appears. Talk about a quick-step!
PRECISION single-use mitt - a blend of bronzers and nourishing, skin firming moisturizers that provides a simple to apply delivery system achieving a streak-free, natural looking, long lasting color. Adding to the applause this product receives, the mitt is lined with a plastic protective shield that won't allow your hands to be tanned.
ENDURANCE color boosting skin perfector - This multipurpose body balm partners immediate skin illumination with a gradual build to a show-stopping bronze! Formulated to choreograph the skincare benefits of a CC cream, Endurance moisturizes, brightens, and firms - all while evening skin tone and extending self tanning color results.
BLENDING MITT Give yourself a hand! Applying flawless color every time has never been so easy. This blending mitt ensures even, streak-free application of all Norvell products - while the waterproof lining prevents color build up and DHA development on the hands. This product can simply be rinsed, air-dried and reused ensuring a perfect tan every time!
To get the word out about Slater being in Vio-7™ heaven, she will be featured in a national television, digital, and print campaign. "It is often said that you must have some 'skin in the game', if you want to win. Well, each week on the show, you can judge my tan for itself" Slater shares. "Whether I come home with the mirror ball trophy or not, I feel more confident about my color every time I look in the mirror."
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Best Ever You wishes Emma the Best of luck with her new season on Dancing with the Stars! Tune in to Dancing with the Stars MONDAYS 8|7c to find out which of your favorite couples keep dancing!
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