If you thought Gary Busey was going to be the troublemaker/hot mess of Dancing With the Stars season 21, think again! Paula Deen is here and she is looking to make everybody forget about her scandals with her over-the-top "Southern charm." Just look at the video above, featuring her first meeting with professional partner Louis Van Amstel.
"Put your head on mommy's bosom," she says and jams his head into her chest.
"Nice and soft!" he says.
There's more. Here's Paula feeding Louis (in slow motion) because why not.
And here she is doing the Nae Nae, complete with a whisk and bowl. If there's sequins in your hush puppy, now you know why.
"It's a little nerve-wracking, but already I'm havin' a ball. I can't tell ya the relief I felt when I saw Louis at my door. He was exactly who I was hopin' for. You know, I'm crazy about Louis. I like his eyes. He has kind eyes," Paula wrote on her blog."But I may find out that he's really hard on me as we progress through the season!"
She's already deemed the two of them #TeamButtercup. Obviously.
"I've had a few opportunities to waltz my way onto Dancing with the Stars in the past, but I'm glad I chose to wait until now. I just don't think I would have made it through the season in past years. I was overweight and battling my diabetes," she said. "Now, I'm in the best shape of my life, and my weight is under control. Although practice is tough, I can keep up at rehearsals—I can't say that I would have been able to a few years ago. But I'm eating healthier and enjoying my Southern indulgences in moderation."
And just for the heck of it, here's Gary Busey doing the Nae Nae. Everybody's doing the Nae Nae.
Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. on ABC.