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Dancing alum Jane Seymour Joins Team Marissa

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“I love watching Kristi Yamaguchi,” Dancing with the Stars alum Jane Seymour tells PEOPLE. “She’s just exquisite.”

But that doesn’t mean she’s pulling for the former Olympic figure skater. “To me, that’s what she won the gold medal for — being able to spin and turn and do unbelievable things,” the Wedding Crashers star said Saturday at the Home & Design Luxury Expo in Washington, D.C.

No, when it comes to DWTS, Seymour’s vote goes to the pint-sized dynamo that is Marissa Jaret Winokur.

“She’s small. She’s not long and thin. She doesn’t have natural extension,” explained the 57-year-old former ballerina. “And yet she’s out there looking like a princess.”

In fact, watching the former Hairspray star is downright inspirational, Seymour gushed. “Marissa really represents the million and millions and millions of women out there … who, from an early age, were told, ‘You can’t be a dancer,’ ” said the actress, whose paintings were on sale at the expo. “She’s out there absolutely proving them wrong.”

After all, Seymour said, that’s “what the show is about.” –Susan Mandel

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