New ‘DWTS’ Cast Member Maria Menounos Admits ‘I Don’t Know How To Dance’ [AUDIO]

February 28, 2012 9:00 am

The new cast of “Dancing with the Stars” has been revealed and new cast member Maria Menounos called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Tuesday to chat about her dancing ability and having Derek Hough as her dance partner.

On Her Dancing Ability:
“I don’t know how to dance. I’ve never taken a dance class in my life. Most recently, I did The Pussycat Dolls with Robin Anton for “Extra” and she said that I have a good memory and that I was good, but that was really quick,” Maria says.

On Her Partner Derek Hough:
“He’s amazing, I am so lucky to have him as a partner. I got a lot to live up to. He hopefully hasn’t found his worst partner yet, in me,” she said. With a champ like Derek she is hoping he will do all the work and she can just follow the lead.

So, is there somebody in Maria’s life that will be jealous of this pairing? “Kevin’s [her boyfriend] not really a jealous kind of guy,” Maria says. “He doesn’t mind, he’s not like that. He’s very supportive, he’s very encouraging, he’s great.”

You can see Maria and Derek strut their stuff on the dance floor when Season 14 of “Dancing with the Stars” premieres Monday, March 19th on ABC at 8/7c.