Rippon and partner Jenna Johnson earned the highest score of the night (24) with a vogueing cha cha to RuPaul’s “Sissy That Walk.”
“You were born to do this show,” panelist Carrie Ann Inaba told the bronze medalist afterward.
Check out their routine here:
Among others advancing in the athletes-only competition were Tonya Harding (getting crowd support from Allison Janney, who won an Oscar for playing Harding’s mom in the movie, “I, Tonya”) and basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Let’s remember that the NBA Hall of Famer is 71 years old and well over 7 feet tall.
Snowboarder Jamie Anderson and retired baseball player Johnny Damon got the heave-ho.