Well she is, especially for a Prom theme. (She's 52 he's just 20)
And yes, Gleb is hot! But hey if we are going to be stuck on people's ages (I'm not), then it should go both ways right? Luckily it really doesn't matter to me. I am able to sit back and enjoy the FRIENDSHIPS that have formed between all the couples, regardless of their age differences. Would you want your 20 year old dating at 52 year old? Oh but wait... again, this isn't a dating show, it's a dancing show. ;)
Somebody above used the term "ABC is pimping ehr out." That seems to be pretty close to the truth.
It's kind of telling that no one who disagrees with me has answered the question of whether they would let a daughter Z's age date an adult male Val's age.
Were you this up in arms about an adult male being paired with a naive and relative child when it was Shawn, who was 17 and Derek? I'm going to guess no.
Who should she be paired with...all the male pros are adults.
I have no problem with her being on the show as she brings a nice counter point to Lisa. As for Disney - they own ABC and promote however they like whether we like it or not.
Her dance experience is in hip hop, so the freestyle could be interesting, though both the modern and jazz styles this year are basically freestyle. I will wait to "judge" her on proscribed ballroom dances such as the waltz.
In their first meeting, Val asked her age and when told jumped back a foot. From that point he has treated her as a student and has not been inappropriate at all. I was very pleased to see his more complex choreography the first two dances, and hope that with Zenaya, he could possibly take her farther in the competition than previous "stars".