I think Benji looks more geeky than gay. He reminds me of a guy I used to work with years ago who was just very intelligent but very insecure around women. But, just because someone is insecure doesn't mean they are gay.
I thought Benji really pulled it off last night with that rather odd pop jazz routine despite the eye makeup Nigel commented on. He seems really versatile for a west coast swing dancer. Remember, he is NOT a ballroom dancer.
Benji has been much more versatile than I expected, although I loved him from the start. I love a self-deprecating goofball… and he has talent, too.
I watched their routine from this week on video a few times. Donyelle and Benji have absolutely perfect timing plus they have a flair for drama which really comes out in their routines. I can't see anything stopping these two from making it to the very end.
Just for fun there is a bad quality video of Heidi and Benji winning the US Open West Coast Swing Championships Showcase division here http://www.usopenswingdc.com/
Click on 2005 Results. They also won in 2002.
Benji & Donyelle are my favourite couple on the show. They've got such an energy that's really fun to watch.
I'm sorta surprised that people think Benji is gay. I don't get a gay vibe from him at all, just a geek vibe. I guess b/c I play a lot online, i'm totally used to picking out geeky guys and that's all I see from him. Really I get a stronger "gay" vibe from Ryan and Jaymz then from Benji.