Chaz Bono hits the dance floor

After all the hype surrounding <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0005885013" title="Chaz Bono" href="/topic/human-interest/chaz-bono-PECLB0005885013.topic">Chaz Bono</a> on "Dancing With the Stars," the transgender son of Sonny and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000958" title="Cher" href="/topic/entertainment/music/cher-PECLB000958.topic">Cher</a> finally had a chance to show off some fancy footwork. Of course, Chaz was feeling the pressure in rehearsals, <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/09/chaz-bono-dancing-with-the-stars-video.html" target="blank">confessing</a>, "Being in your 40s, and overweight, it kills my body," he said. "I really wanna not suck."<br>
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The reality star, with help from dance partner Lacey Schwimmer, <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/09/dancing-with-the-stars-recap-super-sized.html">earned</a> a solid 17 and the nickname “Razzamatazz Chaz.”

( Matt Sayles / Associated Press )

After all the hype surrounding Chaz Bono on "Dancing With the Stars," the transgender son of Sonny and Cher finally had a chance to show off some fancy footwork. Of course, Chaz was feeling the pressure in rehearsals, confessing, "Being in your 40s, and overweight, it kills my body," he said. "I really wanna not suck."

The reality star, with help from dance partner Lacey Schwimmer, earned a solid 17 and the nickname “Razzamatazz Chaz.”

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