‘DWTS’ Premiere: Check Out Martina Navratilova’s Amazing Makeover

by | March 20, 2012 at 9:29 AM | Dancing With The Stars

Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani (Photo: ABC)

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova shocked America on Monday night’s “Dancing with the Stars” after she was made over to look like a Hollywood blonde bombshell.

And the athlete usually known for her mannish style enjoyed her transformation for the hit ABC reality show that requires heavy makeup, big hair, and sequined gowns!

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“Every time the hairstylist touched my hair, it got bigger and bigger and bigger,” Martina told Xfinitytv backstage after the show. “I’m like, ‘pretty soon I’m not going to be able to walk through the door if you keep going at it.’ There are some [hair] extensions going on, obviously, but it’s fun.”

However, she admitted dancing in heels has been tough. “I don’t [usually] wear heels. I have a stiff left toe that doesn’t want to bend because it’s kind of tricky but so far, so good.”

The only thing Martina refuses to do is wear false nails in the competition — but she did show off her simple white manicure to Xfinitytv.

Her partner Tony Dovolani, who led her to a score of 20 in the foxtrot, said, “Martina had such a great transformation into this beautiful flower. She embraced the dress, the hair, the makeup and the dance. It was awesome.”

Watch: Martina and Tony’s First Dance