"I was like, 'Come on! Why am I even wearing this shirt?!' " PenaVega told PEOPLE of his bedazzled v-neck

By Patrick Gomez
November 03, 2015 09:05 AM

Carlos PenaVega wasn’t planning on showing so much skin on Dancing with the Stars on Monday, but that was before dress rehearsal.

“I showed up this morning and had this pink Henley with a cool, little v-neck,” PenaVega told PEOPLE after the show. “Then I come back from lunch, and it’s bedazzled and the v-neck goes down to my belly button. I was like, ‘Come on! Why am I even wearing this shirt?!’ ”

At that point, PenaVega’s partner Witney Carson told him, “You might as well take it off.”


Even though he wowed the judges and audience with his salsa and his muscles, PenaVega, 26, admitted he only went to the gym one time in the past week.

“I went to the gym once, and then I showed up and we worked on the lifts, and I realized I didn’t have the stamina to do both in a day,” he said.

“I told him, ‘No more gym. Let me be your workout,’ ” said Carson, 22.

And it clearly worked.

“I stopped going, and I just started pushing her over her head,” PenaVega said.

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.