December 01, 2010 04:00 PM by Lori Wilson
Sean Young was the first celebrity eliminated from Skating With the Stars this past week after performing a swing routine with partner Denis Petukhov. After what started out as a decent number, the former The Young and the Restless star fell a couple of times earning her low scores. After combining those scores with the prior week’s and then factoring in the viewer votes, she was sent packing. Sean Young recently talked with In Touch Weekly about her experience on Skating With the Stars and how she feels now that it’s over.
When asked if she was sad her time on Skating With the Stars was over, Sean replied, “Itâ€™s okay. I donâ€™t have to rehearse tomorrow, so there are two edges to this. But mostly I am sad because I feel I have disappointed my partner. He worked really hard with me, but he has assured me that is not the case. Trying and doing your best is the thing.”
As for her couple of spills on the ice, Sean reflected, “I should have banned the word ‘fall’ last week. Getting up again is not the hard part. I was surprised by falling, as it is something no one expects. But in the middle of it, I just thought, ‘Let’s go.’ I looked at Denis and that was it. You don’t have a whole lot of time to think. If you fall you have only one option: Get back up. It’s been a great learning experience. I love that I got trained by Denis Petukhov and had so much support from his wife, Melissa. They are professionals and I will never miss a performance of theirs again. It’s been a wonderful experience.”
What will she take away from her experience on Skating With the Stars? Sean told the magazine, “That I had the discipline and focus to attempt it. And that I had the courage to try. That was really what I learned and that trying is booting up and showing up, you can’t try by lying in bed watching TV. There are a lot of people who will watch the show and never have the experience of trying it â€” and it is challenging. Falling on ice is like facing the abyss; it’s really a terror. So I feel I faced it and am happy the first routine went well. The second one didn’t, but I got back up and I am not going to kill myself over it.”
Even though she’s no longer a competitor on the ABC reality show, Sean remains supportive of her fellow Skating With the Stars contestants. “Rebecca Budig is certainly doing well. She looks really good up there. It’s her training from when she was younger, a memory has been awoken and I think that is wonderful. But Iâ€™m not rooting for anyone specific, as just having the competitors show up is wonderful. They have courage and will all learn something from it.”
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