People.com Celebrity Melissa's Ab-Fab 'Dancing' Run See how the Bachelor star conquered the ballroom with nerves of steel and her six-pack abs. By Julia Wang By People Staff Published on May 12, 2009 03:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 06 WEEK 1 Kelsey McNeal/ABC With just days to fill in for an injured Nancy O'Dell, jilted reality star Melissa Rycroft unveiled an elegant waltz – and her killer abs! – with partner Tony Dovolani. The result: "The Bachelor's loss is Dancing with the Stars' gain," said judge Len Goodman of her stunning debut. 02 of 06 WEEK 2 Kelsey McNeal/ABC More spectacular moves, less costume! The following week, Rycroft kicked things up a notch with a "juicy salsa" that had Goodman "gyrating on the seat" and kept the reality star within striking distance of the top spot. 03 of 06 WEEK 3 Kelsey McNeal/ABC After two weeks behind front-runner Gilles Marini, Rycroft evened the score with an elegant foxtrot that showed off her winning form – from both sides of the ballroom, no less. 04 of 06 WEEK 5 Kelsey McNeal/ABC She may have faltered in her paso doble, but did it really matter? All eyes – including those of partner Dovolani's – were focused on the Texan's mesmerizing belly dance. 05 of 06 WEEK 6 Kelsey McNeal/ABC Rycroft was more than bikini-ready to rumba with Dovolani as they hit the dancefloor with a down-and-dirty routine that vaulted them back up the leader board for a second-place finish. 06 of 06 WEEK 9 Kelsey McNeal/ABC What a way to make a comeback! After sitting out of the competition the previous week with a rib injury, Rycroft shook things up big time with a samba surprise – scoring her first perfect score of the season. Looking back on the routine, Rycroft says "There's lots of hips, lots of arms – it was fun to do. What a fun dance to get a perfect 30 on!"