Dancing With the Stars contestant Zendaya Coleman is the youngest on the show, and her fellow competitors might see her age as an advantage.
Coleman, 16, the Disney star, finished receiving the highest scores from the judges during the premiere on March 18 and on March 25. And though she claims age is just a number, the number makes a big difference to some.
Reality star Lisa Vanderpump said she'd love to be 16 again. "You get out of bed with my 52-year-old body every morning, damn it, and I'll let you know who's challenged," she said laughing, reported People.
Comedian D.L. Hughley, who improved slightly in week two but is still on the chopping block for his rough first week with the Cha Cha, said of Coleman, laughing, "That really annoyed the hell out of me, I've gotta say. Age is just a number when your number is very small."
Wynonna Judd, 48, said, "I would never, ever want to go back to 16 again."
During the second show, Judd had trouble with the quick step routine, claiming she was feeling exhausted during rehearsals. And former Olympian Dorothy Hamill, 56, has been suffering body pains as well.
Sean Lowe's partner Peta Murgatroyd said of being 16, "It's definitely a difference in cardio, it's a difference in ability and everything."
And soap star Ingo Rademacher said "the older you are the harder it is because it's that physically demanding."
But Coleman's greatest age challenge has been finding time to rehearse while still being in school.
"When everybody else gets to rehearse, I have to do school. When everybody else is in hair and makeup, I'm in school. That's about it," she said.