April ‘13
Insight Interview

April ‘13
The Reinvention Of Mirva Kadi
The Reinvention Of Mirva Kadi


    


Mirva was the wild child star who became a top model teen. Now in her thirties, the Lebanese siren is firmly in control and flying high. Quite literally. The lovely bombshell let us in on life, career and Dancing With The Stars'¦

Have you ever-considered going brunette?

No.


Who is your celebrity crush?

I don't really have a crush for any celebrity.


If you could be the parent of one famous person, who would you want it to be and why?

Having kids is not really my thing for the time being; so it's hard for me to answer this question.


Who is your least favorite singer? Who is your inspiration? Why?

My least favorite one is Lady Gaga. Adele, Amy Winehouse and Lara Fabian inspire me.


Tell us more about your experience with Dancing With The Stars? It was the best experience I've ever had in my life. It taught me many things such as dancing, being more organized and being closer to my fans.


How much convincing did it take for you to do this show?

Not much, it was an instant decision as I've always wanted to be part of this program.


Have you been a fan of the American version?

No, but of the French version.


Who was your favorite dancer?

Katrina Patchett.


Have you had dancing experience prior to Dancing with the Stars?

No.


What is a typical week for you when you're on the show?

Daily rehearsals.


How is it dancing with Tony?

Challenging.


Tell us about a funny/crazy/bad tale from behind the scenes with Tony?

Fighting behind the scenes. So on a show like Dancing with the Stars, where the fans are deciding everything in the end, what do you think it takes for a celebrity to go far? Being myself without any specific efforts to do.


What is your favorite dance style, and is there any dance you're particularly worried about?

My favorite one is Argentine Tango. I was actually worried prior to all my performances, not any dance in particular.


Who do you think is your toughest competitor?

No one.


Have you ever been star-struck by anybody, either among the competitors or the singing/judging/audience guests?

No.


Do you ever make song suggestions?

Unfortunately not. It wasn't our call.


What's the mood like backstage? Is everybody friendly, or is it cutthroat?

Everybody was friendly, but there was also some level of stress among us all.


What goals do you have beyond Dancing With The Stars? Do you want to do television and movies?

Yes. I'm currently working on more than one potential project, including acting.


Will you add your dancing skills to your upcoming video clip?

For sure.


What are you up to now and what's coming up for you in 2013?

A combination of all the previous answers.


By Roulla Soussou