Carlos PenaVega is one of the four finalists vying for the Mirror Ball Trophy on Dancing With the Stars. With his pro dance partner Witney Carson, who won the coveted trophy with Alfonso Riberio, PenaVega has shown his charisma on the dance floor. “He’s such a firecracker,” says DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba. But there are two things standing in PenaVega’s way: The first is the adorable, crowd-pleasing Bindi Irwin. The second may be his 5’6″ height. Although it didn’t stop Riberio from winning (he’s listed as 5’6″ too), PenaVega’s height can be a problem if he lets it. That is, if he dances small.
Judge Inaba said of the 26-year-old PenaVega: ”Carlos has to be careful. In the middle of the season, he was starting to dance small and his shoulders were hunched in. That causes a lot of problems. My one note for Carlos is to dance big with his chest open and shoulders back. Dance as big as he can.” Dancing with the Stars will name the winner on Tuesday, November 24 at 9pm on ABC.