But it wasnt as painful as what happened to her when she was 2 years old.
Nino, a funkstyles dancer from Dallas, Texas, was kicked off the show this past Thursday (July 13), but, while it hurts to be criticized by judges like Nigel Lythgoe, hes a pussycat compared to a former dance classmate who terrorized her.
She says she first took dance lessons when she was 2 but quickly dropped out because of a little girl who kicked her in the stomach and made her cry.
As she puts it, All I remember is telling my mom Id never dance again. I dont even know who the little brat that kicked me was, but she made me quit dance until I was 6 years old.
Although shes out of the Fox competition, Nino promises that shell never stop dancing again, no matter how many bullies try to kick her when shes down.
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