Smile for the camera, Nyle. During his Week 5 “Dancing With the Stars” rehearsals, Nyle DiMarco received a very special visitor — one who left the Season 22 competitor smizing on the dance floor.
“Tyra Banks ... you beautiful soul ... Thank you for coming to #DWTS set,” Nyle captioned a photograph posted on Instragam of the two models reuniting. “This week means so much more.”
Tyra anointed Nyle as the Cycle 22 winner of “America’s Next Top Model” when the New York native competed on the CW series. The long-running show was then cancelled, making Nyle the last winner of the runway-strutting competition.
But Nyle wasn’t the only ballroom dancer excited about the former “ANTM” host crashing their rehearsals. Sharna Burgess, who will compete with the celebrity contestant during the hit ABC series’ anticipated Switch-Up week, took a break from teaching Nyle the Viennese waltz to have her own, fierce photo shoot with the acclaimed model.
“The moment when @tyrabanks walks into your rehearsal but your having a messy hair don’t care kinda day,” Sharna fangirled as she posed next to the stunning star.
Looks like Team Sharnyle (yes, we made that up on the spot) can count on Tyra’s vote during Week 5 this season. And they definitely need it considering Switch-Up week is quite the doozy. The next installment will shake up the competition when the remaining nine couples swap partners for the head-spinning night. But Nyle dished to International Business Times that he’s looking forward to twirling around a new partner in the ballroom.
“[The Switch-Up] won’t be easy, but I know I, as a deaf person, will make [my partner] a better teacher and make an impact on her world,” Nyle explained about why he’s look forward to it. “The more people I make an impact on, the more of a strong ripple effect it will make on the world.”
Fans can catch Season 22’s Week 5 Switch-Up of “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC Monday, April 18, at 8 p.m. EDT.